Athletic administration

For anyone who has been to the Moanalua gym recently, you’ve seen this big, colorful, beautiful new scoreboard. It’s way more than a scoreboard actually. It’s made up of multiple TV screens and can be used for presentations at school assemblies and also by coaches to show live or recorded videos of a practice session […]


Hawaii football teams will not be holding spring football practices in pads this year, a departure from past seasons when a period of time was set aside for that purpose. The reason for the change for the Oahu Interscholastic Association and the the three Neighbor Islands leagues (Kauai Interscholastic Federation, Big Island Interscholastic Federation Maui […]


Reydan “Tita” Ahuna received a promotion with a new title at Punahou, the school announced on Friday. Ahuna is the new athletic director for middle school and coaches’ professional development. She joins Kale Ane and Jeff Meister as a third athletic director at the school. She was previously an athletics associate. Ahuna is a former […]


Baldwin baseball head coach Jon Viela is the new Kamehameha-Maui athletic director, a school spokesperson confirmed Wednesday. The hire was first reported by the Maui News. Viela will take over on June 1 after the school sports season concludes. Blane Gaison was the school’s previous athletic director, but left the post to become the Interscholastic […]


Twenty years since he first began coaching at his alma mater, Randall Okimoto has proven to be a speak softly kind of guy. That’s always intriguing considering he was a record-setting running back at Farrington who went on to play at the University of Hawaii, where he earned his degree. “I knew from the start […]


It’s the nature of high school sports. Coaches leave. Coaches are hired. There’s been some movement lately. Kailua has a new girls volleyball coach and Radford has a new boys basketball coach. Chantilly Pratt-Maiava is the new Kailua girls volleyball coach, according to Surfriders athletic director Ramona Takahashi. She is a volleyball lifer, having played […]


Before the state’s decision makers get down to serious business at the Hawaii Athletic Directors Association meeting at Hilton Waikoloa Village in June, they hope to see some of the athletes they are working for getting their own development. The HHSAA is looking for the state’s best and brightest to attend its first Student-Athlete Leadership […]


Abu Maafala told Hawaii Prep World on Monday that he is a candidate for the Kamehameha football head coaching job. Maafala is a former standout defensive lineman for Kamehameha and Cal. “I have not heard anything officially,” Maafala said. “They (the Warriors administration) said they will be in contact and let me know either way.” […]


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 […]


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 […]