Ian Shoemaker was hired Thursday as the new Warriors Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach.
Ian Shoemaker, by any name, seeks to implement a highly-productive football offense for the University of Hawaii Warriors.
Bo Graham’s play-calling in 2021 was widely questioned under Todd Graham, UH’s head football coach. Graham resigned Jan. 14. Timmy Chang, the legion, Is the new Warriors Head Coach.
Shoemaker-led the Eastern Washington Eagles as offensive coordinator that averaged 537.1 yards per game and 41.3 points in three seasons.
The Eagles offense was varied, with five-wide sets and pistol formations using run/pass option concepts. The Eagles preferred a fast pace and no-huddle approach.
Chang and Shoemaker will create an offense that matches players’ skill sets.
Shoemaker stated that he prefers a balanced approach, which would include a mix of the run-and shoot’s drop-back passing and RPO schemes in the quarterback’s dual threat.
Shoemaker and Chang have never worked together. Shoemaker stated that he would work in unison and with Chang, and wasn’t concerned about who would call the offensive plays.
The Warriors also hired Thomas Sheffield, to be associate head coach and special team coordinator. The past two years, Sheffield (special team) and Chang (receivers), coached at Nevada.
Sheffield is pleased to have him as his second-in command.
Sheffield praised Chang for his work ethic and passion to return to his alma mater in his role as head football coach.
The Warriors also announced Matt Chon as chief of staff.