After 42 years in a job he never expected to turn into a career, Shoji is getting used to a new title: former Hawaii women’s volleyball coach. He officially retired on May 1, turned in the keys to the office, turned in the school-issued car and cell phone, and cleaned out his office and his locker.
“It wasn’t difficult but it’s something I never had to do before,” Shoji said. “It’s not weird. We’ve anticipated this and I’m ready for it. It’s time.
“I have no immediate plans to do anything on a regular basis except to golf, get in the water, see the grandkids and try to follow the boys wherever they are.”