Sharks Weekly Review: Women’s Tennis & Voice of HPU “Paco Loco” (4/26/23) 


HONOLULU — Following some technical difficulties, Sharks Weekly was able to record and catch up with HPU women’s tennis head coach Lauren Conching and senior Marleen Tilgner after their big-time Pac West Tournament wins out in Surprise, Arizona.

Conching and Tilgner discussed their mindset and helped preview their upcoming matches in the NCAA regional round and their desire to challenge for a national championship as a program that holds itself to a higher standard.

Following the opening segment where HPU women’s tennis was so gracious with their time, host Jeffrey Rich welcomed in the voice of HPU Athletics and a mainstay in the announcing scene on Oahu, “Paco Loco.” 

Rich and Paco discuss the legendary voice’s path to where he is now, including his humble beginnings at an HBCU in Pennsylvania, how he got into announcing in the first place and how a semi-random meeting of Joe Frazier helped him get his foot in the door of what he wanted to do the rest of his life.

The show gets a nice vintage “Paco Loco” read of the latest happenings in HPU athletics before continuing a conversation of Paco’s journey to becoming the Employee of the Year in his first year of work with his hometown Philadelphia Eagles, a job that started with him getting screen time on ESPN for his passion and energy when welcoming fans to games.

The show closes out with some NFL football talk ahead of the NFL draft on April 27, as Rich (Bills fan), Paco Loco (Eagles fan) and Paul Brecht (Jets fan) share some laughs and desires of what they want their team to do on Thursday’s event. 

You can catch Sharks Weekly every Wednesday at 9:00 AM HST on HSRN 95.1 FM | AM 760, at or in our podcenter following the completion of the show.