Timmy Chang’s coaching staff begins to take shape after Rainbow Warriors announce six coaching hires

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Timmy Chang officially begins building his coaching staff for the University of Hawaii football team. On Wednesday, the program announced a total of six hirings for Chang staff. Three are remnants from the Graham era and earlier. Three are new additions to Rainbow Warriors.

Jacob Yoro will return for his 6th season on the ‘Bows program, but it will be his first as a defensive coordinator. Yoro gets the promotion after coaching the linebackers for the past three seasons.

Abraham Elimimian will return to coaching cornerbacks after spending last season as running backs coach. Kody Cooke remains on staff in the same position as a strength and condition coach he was under Graham.

Former Rainbow Warriors linebacker Chris Brown returns to Manoa to join Chang’s squad as an inside linebacker and defensive end coach. He previously worked at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas.

Roman Sapolu, son of UH legend Jesse Sapolu, is the new offensive line coach and another former UH player, Keiki Misipeka, has been named running backs coach.

The rest of Chang’s staff is expected to be solidified in the coming days, especially with National Signing Day next Wednesday (February 2).