Former UH coach Rich Miano applies for head coaching job

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Former University of Hawaii associate head coach Rich Miano confirmed Wednesday that he has applied for the university’s vacant football head coaching position.

The 53-year-old will not comment further for the time being.

UH fired former head coach Norm Chow after the Rainbow Warriors suffered an 58-7 loss to Air Force Saturday night at Aloha Stadium.

It marked the sixth straight loss for the Rainbow Warriors, putting Chow’s record at 10-36 in his four seasons with the ‘Bows.

Miano spent 13 years at UH, the first nine under then-head coach June Jones.

Jones confirmed Tuesday that he too will apply for the job.

Miano, who was the lead recruiter under Jones, then led his alma mater at Kaiser High School to a state championship in 2013.

Miano is on a short list of viable candidates that have either applied for the job in 2011 or expressed interest, according to sources.

Athletics director David Matlin says he has a target hiring date of mid-December.

He will begin contacting possible candidates at the start of next week.

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