When she was Terri Young, she was a great softball pitcher at Kaiser High, a proud graduate of the class of 1985 and the OIA East Player of the Year and a consensus all-stater. But her husband, Robin, is the head varsity football coach at Pearl City, which plays Kaiser on Friday for the OIA White championship at Aloha Stadium.
And their daughter, Robi, is a ball girl.
Terri says there’s no cheering dilemma despite her alma mater.
“Nope, I’m PC all the way now,” she said Friday.
After Terri graduated she was the prize recruit for Chaminade’s new program … except the team didn’t get off the ground, and she went to the mainland a couple of years later. That’s where she met Robin, at a Kalapana concert in San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
“In the beginning she and her friends from Kaiser and I razzed each other for our high schools,” says Robin, who was a football and track star at Pearl City.
Kaiser beat Pearl City 31-6 in the regular season with 21 unanswered second-half points.
“This time we have to play four quarters to compete with them,” he said. “Kaiser is very good in all three phases and we have to win two of them.”