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, Hawai‘i. The tournament, entering its 15th year in 2023, 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
Kelly Camps – Polynesian Adventure Tours
David Carey – WDPC Three Consulting
Al Chee – Island Energy Services
Sean Dee – Outrigger Resorts & Hotels
Pete Derzis – Teamwork Sports & Entertainment
Jim Donovan – Cal State Fullerton Athletics
Patrick Dugan – Anthology Marketing Group
John Fink – Aloha United Way
Daryl Garvin – EasyPost Hawai‘i Bowl & Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic
Art Gladstone – Hawai‘i Pacific Health
George Gutierrez – Nagamine Okawa Engineers, Inc.
Sidney Hamada – Flora-Dec Sales, Inc.
Craig Hirasaki – Hirasaki Nakagawa Design
Alan Hoffmann – Hoffman Communications
Denis Isono – Retired (Central Pacific Bank)
Mitch Kaaiali‘i – First Hawaiian Bank
Michael F. Kawazoe – Lucky Holdings Inc.
Brian Kealoha – VEIC
Wes Kimura – Servco Pacific Inc.
Duane Kurisu – aio Group
Dave Lokar – Heineken USA
David A.K. Matlin – Retired (University of Hawai‘i Athletics)
Brad Motooka – EasyPost Hawai‘i Bowl & Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic
Malcolm Murasaki – Big Island Candies
Don Murphy – Murphy’s Bar and Grill
Marc Nakamoto – Sodexo
Quan Nguyen – Tunista Services, LLC
Ernie Nishizaki – Acumen Advisor LLC
Darryl Nohara – Retired (University of Hawaii)
Clint Overby – ESPN Events
John Sabas – Carlsmith Ball
MaryAnn Sacharski – Pacific Enterprise Capital, Intl.
Richard Sheriff – University of Hawai‘i, Stan Sheriff Center
George Szigeti – Retired (Hawai‘i Tourism Authority)
Tamarah Tabor – Quick Lane Bowl
Donald Takaki – Island Movers
Denise Takashima – Territorial Savings Bank
Steve Teves – Hawai‘i Public Policy Advocates
Riley Wallace – Retired
Johnny White – OC Sports Analyst
Kevin Yim – Zippy’s
Kent Youel – Retired (US Coast Guard)