Athletic administration

For anyone who is wondering what happened to the Oahu Interscholastic Association/Interscholastic League of Honolulu football alliance proposal for 2016 that would have created a three-tier combined OIA-ILH system along with three (instead of two) state championships and $1 million annually for three years from the business community to be divided among the 29 football […]


The revolving door continues in full swing for coaches at Kaiser. Head baseball coach Ryan Umemoto is the latest to find himself on the outside. The Cougars administration sent out a job posting, looking for applicants for the head baseball position. It is not clear whether Umemoto decided to step down or he was not […]

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13th IN A SERIES Next: Leilehua Mules KAMEHAMEHA WARRIORS >> 2015 record and finish: 5-4 (2-4 ILH D-I) >> Number of seniors: 43 >> Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State selections lost to graduation: Kumoku Noa (first-team REC and first-team RET), Alema Kapoi (first-team DL), Tainoa Foster (first-team LB), Chris-Jordan Ulufale (third-team OL) >> Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State selections […]


Ten gems by Eran Ganot

by Paul Honda on June 5, 2016

University of Hawaii men’s basketball coach Eran Ganot had 10 gems of advice for the Enterprise Hawaii Hall of Honor’s class of 2016 tonight during a presentation at Dole Cannery Ballrooms. Below is a quick capsule of his 10-minute speech, which began with one of his basic tenets: “It’s all about people.” 1. Crush the […]


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 […]