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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 13th year in 2021, features a bracket format with 12 games over three days. Each team plays in one game each day regardless of results.

Steering Committee Members
Hugh Yoshida – Committee Chair
Peter Ingram – Hawaiian Airlines – Title Sponsor
Avi Mannis – Hawaiian Airlines – Title Sponsor
Rob Sorenson – Hawaiian Airlines- Title Sponsor
John Aeto – The Kalaimoku Group
David Carey – WDPCThree Consulting
Sean Dee – Outrigger Hotel & Resort
Pete Derzis – ESPN
Jim Donovan – Cal State Fullerton Athletics
Patrick Dugan – Anthology Marketing Group
John Fink – Aloha United Way
Daryl Garvin – Hawai’i Bowl & Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic
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.
Duane Kurisu – aio Group
Dave Lokar – Heineken USA
David A.K. Matlin – University of Hawai’i Athletics
Brad Motooka – University of Hawai’i Athletics
Don Murphy – Murphy’s Bar and Grill
Marc Nakamoto – Sodexo
Quan Nguyen – Tunista Services, LLC
Ernie Nishizaki – Acumen Advisor LLC
Darryl Nohara – Retired
Tim Parker – Island Energy
Jeff Portnoy – Cades Schutte Law
John Sabas – Carlsmith Ball
MaryAnn Sacharski – Pacific Enterprise Capital, Intl.
Richard Sheriff – University of Hawai’i, Stan Sheriff Center
George Szigeti – Retired
Tamarah Tabor – Hawai’i Bowl & Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic
Donald Takaki – Island Movers
Denise Takashima – Territorial Savings Bank
Steve Teves – Hawaii Public Policy Advocates
Riley Wallace – Retired
Johnny White – OC Sports Analyst
Kevin Yim – FCH Enterprises, Inc.
Kent Youel – Retired US Coast Guard Officer