Jacob Yoro and Abraham Elimimian are expected to return as assistant football coaches for the University of Hawaii Warriors.
Timmy Chang was appointed head coach on Saturday and is now assembling his coaching staff.
Elimiman is a former UH shut down cornerback. He joined the Rainbow Warriors in 2015 as the defensive backs coach.
In 2021 Elimimian was the Warriors running back coach. He worked as a graduate assistant at SMU for two years before he returned to his alma mater. He also coached at Washington State, Simon Fraser.
Elimiman was promoted to defensive coordinator in the 2015 regular season finale. It was a victory over Louisiana-Monroe 28-26.
Elimimian played a key role in the success stories of safety Trayvon Henderson and cornerback Cortez Davies, as well as running backs Dae Dae Hunt and Dedrick Parson.
Abraham Elimimian and Timmy Chang were Warrior teammates for four years up to 2004.
Both Yoro and Chang are Saint Louis High School alumni.
Yoro has extensive coaching experience, having served as an assistant coach and defensive coordinator at Pacific and as a defensive backs coach at Cal Poly.
In 2017, Yoro joined the Warrior coaching team. He eventually becoming the coach of the nickelbacks, outside linebackers and safeties.
Yoro played a key role in the development of Darius Muasau into an all-league linebacker. Yoro was appointed interim head coach after Graham resigned Jan. 14.
It is no longer necessary to secure commitments before the beginning of the signing period. The transfer portal has increased availability of players and trickled down to under-recruited high school seniors.
The Warriors are also hopeful that some Warrior players will consider returning. There is a loophole in the NCAA that allows a one-time student transfer to return to his school if he does so before the beginning of the next school year.