Posted by Tom Fornelli
Hawaii announced on Monday that head football coach Greg McMackin has retired and stepped down from his position with the football program.
"Hawaii has meant a lot to my family and me," said McMackin in a release. "I appreciate Chancellor Hinshaw giving me the opportunity to be the head football coach at the University of Hawai'i. I have decided to retire from my position at this time. I believe in my players and their potential for success. In their honor, I am foregoing $500,000 in the final year of my contract which I hope will help strengthen the UH football program. I want to thank my players, coaches, staff and the good people of Hawai'i."
McMackin had served as Hawaii's head coach since 2008 after having spent the previous years as an assistant coach on a multitude of teams in both college and the NFL. His teams went 29-25 over those four seasons, with two bowl berths. Hawaii was 6-7 this season.
Hawaii announced two weeks ago that its football team was part of a point-shaving investigation, though Honolulu police said that there wasn't an active investigation into the allegations because there just wasn't enough evidence to proceed with one.