The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic is an early-season Division 1 college basketball tournament played each December at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The tournament, entering its 10th year in 2018, features a bracket format with 12 games over three days. Each team plays in one game each day regardless of results. The 2018 event will feature returning NCAA Tournament teams including Bucknell, Rhode Island, and TCU. They will be joined by Charlotte, Colorado, Indiana State,UNLV and host Hawai’i. The tournament bracket and schedule will be announced this summer.
Daryl Garvin | Executive Director | Email Daryl
Tamarah Tabor | Director of Operations | Email Tamarah
Gianni Minga | Events and Ticketing Manager | Email Gianni
Steering Committee Members
Hugh Yoshida – Committee Chair
Peter Ingram – Hawaiian Airlines – Title Sponsor
Avi Mannis – Hawaiian Airlines – Title Sponsor
John Aeto – The Kalaimoku Group
Vince Baldemor – Hawai’i Pacific University
Rick Blangiardi – Hawaii News Now
David Carey – WDPCThree Consulting
Sean Dee – Outrigger Hotel & Resort
Jim Donovan – Cal State Fullerton Athletics
Patrick Dugan – Anthology Marketing Group
John Fink – KFVE (K5) the Home Team
Art Gladstone – Hawai’i Pacific Health
Steve Goodenow – The Hawaii Investigative Group, LLC
George Gutierrez – Nagamine Okawa Engineers, Inc.
Sidney Hamada – Flora-Dec Sales, Inc.
Craig Hirasaki – Hirasaki Nakagawa Design
Alan Hoffmann – Hoffman Communications
Allan Ikawa – Big Island Candies
Denis Isono – Central Pacific Bank
Mitch Kaaiali’i – First Hawaiian Bank
Brian Kealoha – Hawai’i Energy
Wes Kimura – Servco Pacific Inc.
Chris Kobayashi – Kobayashi, Sugita & Goda
Duane Kurisu – AIO Group
Dave Lokar – Heineken USA
David A.K. Matlin – University of Hawai’i Athletics
Brad Motooka – University of Hawai’i, Marketing
Don Murphy – Murphy’s Bar and Grill
Marc Nakamoto – Sodexo
Quan Nguyen – Papa John’s Hawaii
Ernie Nishizaki – Acumen Advisor LLC
Darryl Nohara – Retired
Tim Parker – Island Energy
Jeff Portnoy – Cade Schutte Law
John Sabas – Sabas & Associates
MaryAnn Sacharski – Multicom, Inc.
Richard Sheriff – University of Hawai’i, Stan Sheriff Center
George Szigeti – Hawaii Tourism Authority
Donald Takaki – Island Movers
Denise Takashima – Territorial Savings
Steve Teves – Hawaii Public Policy Advocates
Riley Wallace – Boyd Gaming Corp.
Johnny White – OC Sports Analyst
Kent Youel – Retired US Coast Guard Officer
Kevin Yim – FCH Enterprises, Inc.