Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of Chaminade University
HONOLULU – Chaminade University Athletics announced Wednesday the hiring of Michael Edwards as its new women’s basketball head coach.
Edwards spent the last two years at Flowing Wells High School in Tucson, Arizona, where he was the girls’ varsity associate head coach. In both years there, he helped the Caballeros reach two 5A state championship games while compiling an overall record of 44-6.
Prior to his time at Flowing Wells, Edwards was the girls varsity head coach at Tanque Verde High School in Tucson, where he compiled a 109-40 mark during his five-year coaching tenure and was the region coach of the year three times. The Hawks qualified for the state playoffs all five years with four regional runner-up titles and one regional championship. He also coached several high school and club teams in Lubbock, Texas, before moving to Tucson.
An Army veteran, Edwards is no stranger to Hawai’i. Prior to an honorable discharge from the military in 2008, he spent four years stationed at Wheeler Army Airfield as a Chief Warrant Officer and Chinook helicopter instructor pilot.
“I am very excited for the opportunity to be a part of the Chaminade ohana,” he said. “It was clear from my first meeting with the search committee that Chaminade is a special place.
“I am grateful and would like to thank Director of Athletics Dr. Tom Buning and the committee for this opportunity and their confidence for choosing me to lead this program. I look forward to working with our outstanding student-athletes and continuing the process of building a program that our university and community can continue to be proud of. Go ‘Swords!”
Edwards is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Teaching and Education, while also having both a MBA and Juris Doctor degrees from Texas Tech University.
He is the fifth head coach in Chaminade women’s basketball history. He replaces Arthur King – the program’s second winningest coach – who stepped down in April.