Athletic administration

While the Maui Interscholastic League enters its fourth season of 8-man football — its second year as a championship sport — another league has adopted the game. Ka‘u athletic director Kalei Namohala confirmed that the Big Island Interscholastic Federation is ready to kick off in the sport this fall. Unlike the MIL, there won’t be […]

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This big dance might just be on the neighbor islands. Administrators across the state passed a proposal on Sunday that will send teams across the islands for the first two rounds of the state girls basketball and boys volleyball championships. The proposal was one of several that made it out of committee and to the […]

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So, it’s been a couple of days since the HHSAA executive board met and voted on the proposals/recommendations that were launched out of HIADA. For the most part, the HHSAA board approved HIADA’s recommendations. But I can’t help wondering this: with the ILH abstaining from voting on Tuesday — its league president missed another board […]

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Here are the recommendations from the athletic directors’ conference on Kauai. The conference began on Thursday, ended Saturday and resulted in the following approved proposals. The proposals went up for HHSAA executive board voting on Tuesday morning at the OIA office, located at Radford High School. HHSAA executive board vote on HIADA recommendations June 12, […]

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(Some notes from days 2 and 3 of HIADA. Kahuku football and wrestling coach Reggie Torres on the second day of HIADA. Ran out of space in Saturday’s print edition.) Torres, Kahuku’s football coach, acknowledged the edge. “If you can get it, the bye helps, especially near the end of the season after you played […]

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(More from the first day of the Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association conference. Story is in this morning’s edition, just adding some extra info.) HHSAA wrestling official Keith Matsumoto points to Hawaii teams in 1999 and ’02 as sterling examples. “Between those two teams, those girls, we literally could’ve had an opportunity to have four […]

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More on Wagner’s option

by Paul Honda on April 17, 2012

It was past my deadline when one of my favorite coaches in UH football history called back. Bob Wagner, athletic director at Kamehameha-Hawaii, confirmed what I’d heard recently: he’s ready to retire at the end of this academic year. It’s been a decade since he accepted the job and moved to the Big Island. Officially, […]

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HIADA voting results

by Paul Honda on June 4, 2011

Here are the voting results from yesterday’s athletic directors conference. See the accompanying story here. 51st annual HIADA Conference Ala Moana Hotel June 1-3, 2011 Roll call 10 a.m. Voting commences 10:15 a.m. GROUP I (Chair: Wade Okamura, Recorder: Deems Utsumi) Air Riflery 1. (as amended) Put the BIIF back in the rotation for air […]

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A momentus night as the Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association conference begins. Former Kailua softball coach Bernard Victor and current Konawaena girls basketball coach Bobbie Awa will be honored tonight for their service and dedication. I’m sticking around to enjoy the festivities. There are a lot of super people who happen to be great coaches. […]

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Not exactly Comic Con

by Paul Honda on May 31, 2011

No, when the athletic directors get together this week at the Ala Moana Hotel, it’s not about Amazing Spiderman #1 or that old Frank Miller Daredevil classic. No, it’s about business. ADs from across the state will gather for the three-day Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association convention to discuss, debate and vote on proposals in […]

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