About Today’s Episode:
Lee Iacocca said, “Motivation is everything. You can do the work of two people, but you can’t be two people. Instead, you have to inspire the next guy down the line and get him to inspire his people.” Motivation is a characteristic that some people seem to have more of than others. I’m reminded of what Zig Ziglar stated, “People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily.” Our guest today is very unique. He has been motivated to do what he loves for the same athletic program (with all the changes that come with it).
About our Guest:
George Lumpkin has been a fixture on the UH-Manoa campus as football assistant head coach. He recently assumed a new role – director of player personnel. Coach Lumpkin, who enters his 34th year on the coaching staff, ranks among the department’s longest-tenured employees—along with women’s volleyball head coach Dave Shoji. He has been affiliated with the UH football program for 37 years, including two as a player and two as a graduate assistant. Prior to current head coach Greg McMackin, Coach Lumpkin worked under former head coaches June Jones, Bob Wagner, Dick Tomey, Larry Price and Dave Holmes since 1974. He was the associate head coach under June Jones for 9 seasons, while also serving as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach during various years. He has been a part of almost every memorable event in modern UH football history: he was on the coaching staff of all nine modern-day bowl appearances and three WAC championship teams. Coach Lumpkin and his wife Valorie have three children: Monique, Shawn and Shalei.