The 2017 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic will be held Dec. 22, 23 & 25 at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu. The ninth annual event will feature an eight-team field, including Akron, Davidson, New Mexico State, Miami, Middle Tennessee, Princeton and Southern California. The Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic is a bracket-format tournament with 12 games over three days. Each team competes in one game per day, advancing through the bracket. The two teams that remain undefeated face off in a championship game on the final day of competition.



Daryl Garvin | Executive Director | Email Daryl



Tamarah Tabor | Director of Operations | Email Tamarah

Tamarah Tabor, Event and Office Manager


Gianni Minga | Event Manager Email Gianni

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Steering Committee Members
Hugh Yoshida – Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic Committee Chair
Avi Manis – Hawaiian Airlines – Title Sponsor
Kevin Yim – Hawaiian Airlines – Title Sponsor
John Aeto – Hiki No Consulting
Vince Baldemor – Hawaii Pacific University
Rick Blangiardi – KGMB/KHNL – Hawaii News Now
Sean Dee – Outrigger Hotel & Resort
Jim Donovan – Cal State Fullerton Athletics
Patrick Dugan – McNeil Wilson Communications
John Fink – KFVE (K5) the Home Team
Art Gladstone – Hawaii Pacific Health
Steve Goodnow – 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 – Hawaii 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 – Ticketing
Don Murphy – Murphy’s Bar and Grill
Marc Nakamoto – Sodexo
Quan Nguyen – Papa John’s Hawaii
Ernie Nishizaki – Hawai’i Bowl Foundation
Darryl Nohara – UHM Auxiliary Services
Tim Parker – Island Energy
Jeff Portnoy – Cade Schutte Law
John Sabas – Sabas & Associates
MaryAnn Sacharski – Oceanic Time Warner Cable
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