Sanford To Do The Hula|
Nov. 5, 2007
LAS VEGAS - Third-year UNLV head football coach Mike Sanford has agreed to coach in the 2008 Hula Bowl, the game's president Nick Logan announced on Monday. Sanford will be joining Mike Riley from Oregon State as they lead the Kai (west) squad against the Aina (east).
"The Hula Bowl has a long and impressive history as part of the college football landscape and I have followed it for many years," Sanford said. "That's makes it even more exciting for me to be able to coach in this season's game with Mike Riley and the Kai Team." The 2008 Hula Bowl all-star game, now in its 63rd year, will be played Saturday, January 12th at Aloha Stadium on the island of Oahu. The game will be broadcast live on VERSUS starting at 3 p.m. PT.
"Mike Sanford is a great addition to this years Hula Bowl game," said Logan. "Coach Sanford's leadership on and off the field have continued to prove that Mike is a man of integrity. We are happy that he is able to join us for the 2008 game."
This marks the first time a UNLV football coach has been on the staff of a postseason all-star game since John Robinson was head coach for the West Team in the East-West Shrine Game following the 2003 season. Current Rebel assistant Mike Bradeson and former staffer Bruce Snyder served as coordinators for Robinson in that game.