Sunday, September 8, 2013

Coach Shoji

A  L  O  H  A !
 “ Some people say 
I have attitude- 
maybe I do…
but I think you have to. 
You have to believe in yourself 
when no one else does
 – that makes you 
a winner right there.” 

 Venus Williams

“ Girls playing sports

 is not about winning

 gold medals.

 It’s about self-esteem, 

learning to compete 

and learning how hard 

you have to work

 in order to achieve

 your goals. ” 

Jackie Joyner-Kersee, 
Three-time Olympic gold medalist

In 1981,

 Dave Shoji became 

the first full-time coach

 of the University of Hawaii's

 women's volleyball program:

 Our beloved Rainbow Wahine.

 What an amazing ride it's been!

On friday night Coach Shoji


his 1,107th career win

 - an all time 

NCAA Division 1 record!

And Dave's not done yet.

So congrats to a person

 that causes all Hawaii to smile.

Thanks to all the memorable players

 for all the thrills

and championships over the years.


Thanks for visiting today!
What local thing,
or person,
are YOU
proud to share today?

Tell us in comments!
                         fondly, cloudia


magiceye said...

Loved the positive strokes in the images and quotes too!

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Brian Miller said...

def congrats to coach...special things happen when a coach sticks around like that and really builds into a program a legacy...

aloha from va

Joop Zand said...

Good images Cloudia....wish you a nice day.

Greetings, Joop

Duckbutt said...

Beautiful thoughts and images. Have a nice day, Cloudia!

Adam said...

women certainly face social barriers when it comes to sports. You won't find many schools that even female football players even if they're stronger than half the team put together.

Willow said...

Love your team pride Cloudia.
Gorgeous rainbow pic too !

Green Monkey said...

thank you Cloudia for the lovely images and words and congratulations to Coach Shoji! and all those fortunate to be involved.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Thank you cloudia for the inspiration.

TexWisGirl said...

(i love that little girl and her cheeks.) :)

Charles Gramlich said...

I do think that sports, particularly team sports, can teach some important things to kids. The coach makes a huge difference in that, in the teaching of good stuff instead of bad.

Rosaria Williams said...

Without Title 9 and great coaches women's sports would not have progressed to the point they are today.

My Unfinished Life said...

beautiful images and lovely words to inspire!!

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful photos and post.
Happy Sunday.

Cloudia said...

Jolly Happy Joy JOY!

You wouldn't believe how happy this comment party makes me:-) .

Thanks each of YOU

Jenny Woolf said...

There are so many people to be proud of and that's one of the best things of all!

Kay said...

I saw this on the news. I'm not a big sports fan, but he really looks like a modest, effective coach. We're lucky to have him. Have a great Sunday, Cloudia.

Elephant's Child said...

Go the Rainbows - literal and metaphorical.
Here in my city we have an elderly woman who for the last decade (at least) has been making HUGE pots of home-made soup and driving around to ensure that the needy have access to a hot and healthy meal. With some love added - to the pot and the delivery. She is most definitely one of my heroes.

SandyCarlson said...

How cool is that! Great news.


You brought back fond memories cheering on the Bows! We once saw him at a movie theatre and were star-struck:)

Linda said...

Lovely post, Cloudia.

Cloudia said...

Thanks pals

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

NIce Venus quote...self-belief does go a long way :)

Duncan In Kuantan

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Go coach Shoji , sounds like he's doing a wonderful job!