Athletic administration

Alan Akina tells his side of the story concerning his suspension as coach of the Kahuku basketball team on a Facebook post from Jan. 1. On Dec. 29, Hawaii Prep World learned of Akina’s suspension, which occurred apparently for alleged favoritism toward his two sons, Keanu Akina and Kawika Akina. Hawaii Prep World realizes the […]

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Sivan Leoni is returning to coach Kalaheo boys volleyball, Mustangs athletic director Mark Brilhante told Hawaii Prep World on Wednesday. Leoni, a native of Isreal, was a standout with the University of Hawaii men’s volleyball team from 1995 to 1998. He was also the Mustangs’ head coach from 2000 to 2005, leading them to OIA […]

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Matt Sumstine, the Hawaii High School Athletic Association’s football officials coordinator, is recruiting officials for next season and beyond. “I am constantly looking for new talent to replace some of our retiring officials and allow for healthy competition in the selection process to work in the state championship tournament,” Sumstine texted Hawaii Prep World on […]

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Bryan Almadova is the acting athletic director at Kaiser High School while Rodney Iwasaki is away on medical leave, according to school principal Justin Mew. Almadova is a teacher at the school. In other athletic administration news, University hired Jay Inouye as its new boys volleyball coach, according to Junior Rainbows athletic director Hoku Haliniak. […]

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As the years go by, Mid-Pacific has steadily moved ahead in forming its own athletic teams rather than have its athletes be part of the Pac-Five conglomerate. Pac-Five sports teams are made up of athletes from many different smaller Interscholastic League of Honolulu schools. Mid-Pacific is one of those schools and it has been well-known […]

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The Positive Coaching Alliance’s Hawaii office has named the finalists for its Triple Impact Competitor scholarship. They 2015 finalists are: >> Julia Hirano, Waimea (cross country, soccer, tennis) >> Astra Kidani, Punahou (basketball, softball) >> Phoebe Kirk, Sacred Hearts (cross country, track and field) >> Cendall Manley, Molokai (cross country, volleyball) >> Kristiana Petrie, La […]

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Ed Paola is a new associate athletic director at Kamehameha. “He is a real good fit for us,” Warriors athletic director Glennie Adams said. “He has a wealth of experience in athletic administration. He’s personable and works well with our coaches, parents and student-athletes.” Paola is one of two Kamehameha associate ADs. The other is […]

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Jerry Campany‘s Hawaii Prep World article about Mililani head coach Rod York‘s comment that “football is supposed to be fun” resonated with a lot of people. And the whole point of it — to show that there is a huge disparity between Oahu’s power teams and the so-so teams — was right on. There is ALWAYS talk […]

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Dave Kannewurf is the new athletic director at Le Jardin Academy in Kailua, school principal Vicki McNeill announced on Friday. “We are excited to welcome Dave Kannewurf as our newest Bulldog and director of athletics,” McNeill said in a news release. “I am impressed with Dave’s experience and enthusiasm, which is already evidenced by a […]

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Melia Takakusagi and Raymond Hines were awarded National Interscholastic Athletic Administators Association scholarships at the recent Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association conference at the Hilton Waikoloa Villiage earlier this month. Takakusagi participates in air riflery for Waimea and Hines is a water polo player and paddler for Mid-Pacific.

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