Carl Clapp named interim athletics director at UH Manoa

UH Board of Regents also approves settlement reached with former Athletics Director Herman Frazier

University of Hawaiʻi
Carolyn Tanaka, (808) 956-8109
External Affairs & University Relations
Posted: Jan 18, 2008

HONOLULU — At a special meeting held today at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, the UH Board of Regents approved the appointment of Carl Clapp as interim athletics director for UH Mānoa. Clapp‘s appointment is effective immediately at an annual salary of $227,808.

"I‘m confident that Carl‘s knowledge and experience will serve our Athletics Department well during this critical period of change, and maintain our current momentum," said UH Mānoa Chancellor Virginia S. Hinshaw.

Clapp has served as associate athletics director for administrative services at UH Mānoa since 2006, responsible for the internal, day-to-day operations of the department, including ticketing, facilities management, and the supervision of the men‘s volleyball, baseball, softball and cross-country programs.

He has more than 25 years of experience in intercollegiate athletics, both as an administrator and a coach. Clapp has held positions at the NCAA Division I, II and III levels, and served as the athletics director at three schools—Avila College, University of Redlands, and Saint Mary‘s College of California.

The Board of Regents also voted to approve a settlement with former UH Mānoa Athletics Director Herman Frazier. As part of the settlement, Frazier mutually agreed to terminate his contract without cause. He will be paid $312,510, which represents a year‘s salary plus 90 days for the notification period as stated in his appointment agreement. The terms of the settlement with Frazier are consistent with the 2005 appointment agreement between the university and Frazier.