Estrella appointed interim athletic directorUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo Chancellor Donald O. Straney today announced that former Vulcan Baseball Coach Joey Estrella will assume the position of Interim Athletic Director on January 1, 2015, and the search for a permanent athletic director will begin in early January.
“Now more than ever, successful intercollegiate athletic programs and a solid community partnership go hand-in-hand,” Straney said. “With this appointment and the selection of a new A.D., strengthening that relationship between Vulcan Athletics and the community will be job one.”
Estrella, who headed the Vulcan baseball program he founded for 37 years, brings extensive experience to the position. From 1980-1989 he served as both head baseball coach and athletic director. He also served as an assistant athletic director from 2009 until his retirement in 2013.
Estrella will replace Tim Moore, whose appointment as interim athletic director ends on December 31, 2014. The new permanent athletic director will succeed Dexter Irvin, who resigned at the end of 2013.