Robyn Ah Mow-Santos was named the head coach of the University of Hawaii’s women’s indoor volleyball program, and has been receiving praise from current interim head coach Jeff Hall.
Hall was one of the candidates for the position after it was announced that previous head coach David Shoji was retiring, however despite not being named the head coach himself, he’s spinning positivity about the decision to hire Mow-Santos in an interview with KHON2 in Honolulu.
“I think that it’s a great hire,” said Hall. “It’s perfect. If you just step back and think about all of the other candidates people talk about, she’s absolutely the best hire for the job…I’m really proud of her and know she’ll do a great job. Anything that Robyn Ah Mow puts her mind to, she exceeds at.”
Hall is currently the head coach of the Rainbow Wahine beach volleyball team, and following Shoji’s retirement is filling in as the interim head coach of the indoor team until Ah Mow-Santos begins working with the team in July.
Hall and Mow-Santos have previously worked together on the indoor squad in 2015. Back then, Hall was the associate head coach, a position which he has held since that season. In 2015, they both worked under previous head coach Shoji.
Hall mentioned that he and Mow-Santos have not discussed what his role on the staff would be or if he would have one, however he stated that he would, “love the opportunity,” to coach with Mow-Santos again. He added that it’s her decision and that he would respect the decision she made.