- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) - The winningest coach in University of Hawaii football history wants his job back following the recent firing of head coach Norm Chow.

June Jones told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser (https://bit.ly/1LPeMRP) that he plans on applying for the job opening.

“I don’t want to comment further at this time because the attention should stay on the team now, and hopefully (interim coach) Chris (Naeole) can lead them to some wins down the stretch,” Jones said.

Jones, 62, was head coach nine seasons at Hawaii, seven of which ended with winning records.

In his first year as head coach in 1999, Jones led the Rainbow Warriors to a 9-4 record, including a win in the Oahu Bowl. The team had gone 0-12 the previous season.

The former UH and NFL quarterback coached his teams to a 76-41 record, including an undefeated regular season in 2007.

Jones left for SMU in 2008, and led the Mustangs to their first bowl game since 1985. He resigned last season for personal reasons.

The Rainbow Warriors are 2-7 and play at UNLV Saturday.

Chris Naeole has taken over as interim head coach of the Hawaii football program since Chow was fired Sunday.

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Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, https://www.staradvertiser.com

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