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Hawaii coach McMackin announces retirement

Honolulu, HI (Sports Network) - University of Hawaii head football coach Greg McMackin announced his retirement on Monday, two days after wrapping up a 6-7 season with a 41-20 home loss to BYU.

"I sincerely appreciate all the contributions that coach McMackin has made to UH football for the past four years," said athletics director Jim Donovan.

McMackin compiled a 29-25 record with the Warriors and led the team to a pair of Hawaii Bowl appearances (2008 and 2010).

"I believe in my players and their potential for success," McMackin said. "In their honor, I am foregoing $500,000 in the final year of my contract which I hope will help strengthen the UH football program. I want to thank my players, coaches, staff and the good people of Hawaii."

Last season, McMackin guided the program to a 10-win season and a share of the Western Athletic Conference championship, the fourth in school history.

Associate coach Rich Miano will serve as interim head coach until a replacement is chosen.

12/06 00:28:25 ET