Rob Pardini is the new boys basketball coach at Kalaheo, Mustangs athletic director Mark Brilhante told Hawaii Prep World on Tuesday afternoon.
Pardini is a club coach in Kailua and was a Mustangs assistant two seasons ago under Alika Smith.
“He emphasizes the student-athlete and is passionate about basketball,” Brilhante said about Pardini. “He’s a good guy and we believe he will do really well.”
Smith left his post as the coach in the offseason after Kalaheo won the Division I state championship in the winter. Smith also led the Mustangs to a D-II state title in 2013 and a D-II crown in 2012. In June, Smith was asked by principal Susan Hummel and Brilhante to sign an agreement pertaining to the manner in which he coaches, but instead of signing it, Smith resigned.