Hawaii Rainbow Warriors

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The University of Hawaiʻi Rainbow Warriors and Rainbow Wāhine are the athletic teams that represent the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UH), in Honolulu, Hawaii. The UH athletics program is a member of the Big West Conference in most sports and competes at the NCAA Division I level. It comprises seven men's, 12 women's, and two coed athletic teams.

A controversial change in 2000 allowed each team to pick its own team name; the football, men's volleyball, golf, and tennis teams became the Warriors, while the men's basketball and swimming & diving teams remained Rainbow Warriors, and the baseball team became the Rainbows. The women's teams, however, all remained the Rainbow Wāhine. At the same time, the school changed its athletics logo to the current stylized "H," omitting the rainbow of the old logo altogether.

On July 1, 2013, the nicknames of the university's men's sports teams were once again standardized, and all male teams at the university are now referred to as the Rainbow Warriors. More recently, the women's beach volleyball team, while still officially Rainbow Wāhine, generally uses SandBows.

Football

Hawaii Rainbow Warriors college football
First Season
1909
Team History
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors (1924-99, 2013-present)
Hawaii Warriors (2000-12)
Hawaii Deans (1909-23)
Conference
Mountain West Conference (2012-present)
Western Athletic Conference (1979-2011)
Independent (1909-78)
Venue
Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex (2021-present)
Aloha Stadium (1975-2020)
Honolulu Stadium (1926-74)
Moiliili Field (1909-25)
Key People
Players • Coaches


Programs by season

1930s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
Hawaii Rainbows
1938
January 2, 1939 vs. UCLA Honolulu Stadium

1940s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1948
October 2 at Michigan State Macklin Stadium
1949
January 2, 1950 vs. Stanford Honolulu Stadium

1950s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1951
January 1, 1952 vs. San Diego State Honolulu Stadium
1952
September 20 at Arizona Arizona Stadium
1958
September 13 at Kentucky Fairgrounds Stadium

1960s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1960
September 17 at Utah Ute Stadium
September 24 at Fresno State Ratcliffe Stadium
October 1 at Pacific Pacific Memorial Stadium

1970s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1972
December 2 vs. Stanford Honolulu Stadium
1973
December 1 vs. Utah Honolulu Stadium
1978
December 2 vs. USC Honolulu Stadium

1980s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1986
December 6 vs. Michigan Aloha Stadium
1988
December 3 vs. Oregon Aloha Stadium
1989
October 28 vs. BYU Aloha Stadium
December 25 vs. Michigan State Aloha Stadium

1990s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
1992
December 30 vs. Illinois Jack Murphy Stadium

2000s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
Hawaii Warriors
2003
December 25 vs. Houston Aloha Stadium
2007
January 1, 2008 vs. Georgia Louisiana Superdome

2010s

Season/Date Opponent Venue
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors
2018
December 22 vs. Louisiana Tech Aloha Stadium

Media guides and yearbooks by season

Media guides

1970s 1974
1980s 1980 • 1985 • 1986 • 1989
2020s 2021 • 2022
Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football head coaches
Austin Jones (1909-11) • No team (1912-14) • John Peden (1915) • W. H. Britton (1916) • David L. Crawford (1917-19) • Raymond Elliot (1920) • Otto Klum (1921-39) • Eugene Gill (1940) • Eugene Gill & Tom Kaulukukui (1941) • No team (1942-45) • Tom Kaulukukui (1946-50) • Archie Kodros (1951) • Hank Vasconcellos (1952-60) • No team (1961) • Jim Asato (1962-64) • Clark Shaughnessy (1965) • Phil Sarboe (1966) • Don King (1967) • Dave Holmes (1968-73) • Larry Price (1974-76) • Dick Tomey (1977-86) • Bob Wagner (1987-95) • Fred von Appen (1996-98) • June Jones (1999-07) • Greg McMackin (2008-11) • Norm Chow (2012-15) • Chris Naeole* (2015) • Nick Rolovich (2016-19) • Todd Graham (2020-21) • Timmy Chang (2022-present)

*interim head coach


Mountain West Conference
Full Members Air Force Falcons • Boise State Broncos • Colorado State Rams • Fresno State Bulldogs • Hawaii Rainbow Warriors • Nevada Wolf Pack • New Mexico Lobos • Utah State Aggies • San Diego State Aztecs • San Jose State Spartans • UNLV Rebels • Utah State Aggies • Wyoming Cowboys
Basketball Venues Moby Arena • Thomas & Mack Center • War Memorial Fieldhouse
Football Venues Albertsons Stadium • Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex • Falcon Stadium • Mackay Stadium • University Stadium