Sunday, April 14, 2013

Coach Estrella's Last Inning

After 27 years as coach of the University of Hawaii - Hilo Men's baseball Team, Joey Estrella's Vulcans rewarded him with double header wins.  Saturday was the last season game for the coach who has become an institution in Hilo.

Coach Estrella was presented with proclamations from Governor Neil Abercrombie, Mayor Billy Kenoi, State Senate, House of Representatives and the Hawaii County Council.  The Governor and Mayor proclaimed Saturday, April 13, 2013 as "Joey Estrella Day" in the State of Hawaii and County of Hawaii respectively.

From L-R Chancellor Donald Straney, Councilman Dennis Onishi, Lincoln Ashida, Senator Gil Kahele, Coach Estrella, Reps Mark Nakashima, Richard Onishi, Clift Tsuji and AD Dexter Irvine. 
Chancellor Straney apologized that he did not have a proclamation to present the coach but said, "I have a space in UH Hilo's history reserved for you".