Iams returns to coach Punahou volleyball
Jim Iams, who coached Punahou School's boys volleyball team to state championships in 1976, 1980 and 1981 before guiding college programs at Oregon State and Georgia and serving on U.S. Olympic and Goodwill Games staffs, has been named head coach of Punahou's varsity girls program.
Iams replaces Scott Rigg, who stepped down last month after coaching the Buffanblu to state titles in 2003 and 2004.
"Punahou is extremely fortunate to have selected (someone) with Jim's background and passion for coaching," Buffanblu athletic director Tom Holden said last night.
Iams compiled a winning percentage of .664 as head coach for women's volleyball programs at Oregon State (1983-84) and Georgia (1989-1999), helping his teams reach the NCAA tournament eight times. He also was an assistant on the USA's 1988 Olympic team and head coach of the USA women who participated in the 1994 Goodwill Games.
ADCOCK, MAST EARN SPOTS IN TURTLE BAY
Mitch Adcock, of Apopka, Fla., shot a 5-under-par 67 yesterday at Turtle Bay Resort's Arnold Palmer Course to win the Champions Tour Turtle Bay Championship Open Qualifier yesterday.
Adcock and Dick Mast, of Winter Garden, Fla., who shot a 68, earned spots in the tournament, which starts Friday at Turtle Bay.
Adcock is an associate member of the Champions Tour. Mast is a PGA and Champions Tour member.
Jon Chaffee, of Scottsdale, Ariz., parred a playoff hole with Alan Tapie of San Clemente, Calif., for the first alternate spot. Both shot 70s.
Thirty-three golfers played in the qualifier open to professionals 50 and older.
Larry Stubblefield was Hawai'i top finisher with a 72.
SMYLIE HELPS BYUH TO 82-74 VICTORY
Austin Smylie scored 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds to help lift Brigham Young-Hawai'i to an 82-74 victory over Florida Gulf Coast last night at Cannon Activities Center in La'ie.
BYUH is 8-7, Florida Gulf Coast is 10-8. BYUH led 40-30 at halftime.
Eric Boyce added 13 points and Danny Jackson and Vaughn Schouten also had seven rebounds for the Seasiders.
Beau Bauer scored 19 points for Florida Gulf Coast.
HPU'S ISON HONORED BY PACIFIC WEST
Hawai'i Pacific senior forward Joseph Ison was named Pacific West Conference Player of the Week yesterday.
Ison, who is 6 feet 5, had 12 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in a 92-77 victory over Florida Gulf Coast last Saturday. He also got four of HPU's 13 steals.
SAN FRANCISCO EDGES HAWAI'I MEN, 4-3
San Francisco defeated Hawai'i, 4-3, in a men's college tennis match at the Olympic Club in San Francisco.
It was the season opener for UH.
The Rainbow Warriors got singles victories from Ryan Sceats and Jarrod Diepraam, who also teamed to win in doubles. UH's Bryon Weinberg and Jeff Fitch also won in doubles.