Coach Yagi Scholarship helps UHH Men’s basketball team
The Coach Jimmy Yagi Scholarship will be awarded annually starting at the end of the year, based on academic achievement during the year. The award winner would be determined by the athletic department’s academic advisor, the head coach and the athletic director.
Yagi is helping fund a competitive and prestigious academic scholarship for the UH-Hilo men’s basketball program, in which he was the highly successful coach for 12 years before his retirement in 1985.
Yagi and his wife Jeanne have started soliciting donations for the scholarship. They contributed $15,000 and with their family’s support, have already raised another $10,000.
Last year, the Yagi family gave $25,000 to create a new Yagi/Nishida scholarship that honors Jimmy and Jeanne Yagi’s parents and benefits Big Island high school graduates at UH-Hilo.
Anyone can donate to the new Coach Yagi Scholarship by writing a check to the “University of Hawaii Foundation” and mailing it to the Coach Yagi Scholarship, c/o UH-Hilo Office of Development, 200 West Kawili Street, Hilo, Hawaii 96720-4091.
There is also an online giving site that you can use at http://www.uhf.hawaii.edu/YagiScholarship.