Eran Ganot has been named the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman announced during a press conference Thursday, April 9. Ganot is the 21st head coach of the UH men’s basketball program.
“We are pleased to welcome Eran Ganot as he returns to the University of Hawaiʻi,” Bley-Vroman said. “Eran is known for his work ethic, integrity and dedication to the game. He understands the importance of our team to the people of Hawaiʻi. I am confident in his experience in coaching winning teams, recruiting and helping student-athletes to grow and succeed.”
A former UH assistant coach, Ganot returns to Mānoa from Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., where he served most recently as the associate head coach, earning runner-up in the West Coast Conference standings, making an appearance in the National Invitation Tournament and ending the season with a 21-10 record.
“This is a dream job and a dream destination of mine,” Ganot said. “From the very first time I arrived, I knew this state and the university was a special place which I’m very fond of and I consider home. I’m excited to return to the islands and help direct the program through some very challenging times. I’m thankful for all my mentors, including coaches Randy Bennett, Riley Wallace and Bob Nash, for helping me get to this point. I will do my very best to represent this program the right way on and off the court and in the classroom.”
Read the full Athletics department news release for more.