The “Daddy” Haine 4-Man Volleyball Tournament (known as “The Daddy”) is held late each summer to remember and celebrate the life of Tom “Daddy” Haine. “Daddy” was one of the most beloved members of the Outrigger Canoe Club participating in all Club activities and serving as President in 1972-1973 and again in 1987-1988.
It was in volleyball that “Daddy” made his mark on the world. He competed on many Outrigger teams over the years garnering multiple All-American and Most Valuable Player honors at the USA Volleyball Nationals. His crowning achievement was when he captained the USA Olympic Men’s Volleyball team in the 1968 Olympics which beat a Russian team that was thought to be unbeatable at the time.
Tom was named U. S. Volleyball Association All-American 18 times. He was named Golden Masters Player of the Year in 1982 and received the USVBA All-Time Great Player award in 1990. In 1991 he was the first Hawaii player inducted into the Volleyball Hall of Fame in Holyoke, Massachusetts. He was inducted posthumously into the YMCA Volleyball Hall of Fame on May 26, 2006 during the USA Volleyball Open Championships in Austin, Texas.
Sadly, we lost “Daddy” in 1994 but his spirit lives on through “The Daddy”. The first tournament was held on September 14, 1994 after a “Celebration of the Life and Spirit of Tommy Haine” on the OCC volleyball sand courts. The courts were named in his honor with a plaque reading “Daddy’s Court” mounted on the wall. The original plaque was replaced by a bronze plaque in 2010.
Over the years, men and women of all abilities compete in “The Daddy”. It is only right that participation is broad as Daddy would play with anyone who wanted a game. The list of participants reads like a who’s who of volleyball including Olympic champions, NCAA Champions, All-Americans, Professional Beach Champions as well as many friends of Daddy.
The motto of the tournament is “Daddy Would Play!”
The Haine family, wife Marilyn, son Marc and daughter Kisi, are involved in all aspects of the tournament. They commissioned a trophy for the event which contains the names of the winners. Kisi has been on the winning team once and Marc is a three-time “Daddy” winner.