Nitta: Mililani will miss Gonzales, Robinson

Mililani athletic director Glenn Nitta has been busy, overseeing the department that brought home the football, boys soccer and girls soccer state championships during the recently concluded school sports year.

Nitta, who is also a coordinator for the state baseball tournament, took some time Tuesday to comment about departing coaches Ed Gonzales and John Robinson.

“Ed decided to retire after 18 seasons coaching the JV and varsity teams. He was a very dedicated and loyal individual who always did things the right way. He loved the kids that played for him and produced a number of quality invididuals who went on to play at the next level,” Nitta wrote in an email to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and “Ed was always there to help out with events that did not include basketball. We will miss him.”

As the varsity coach, Gonzales led Mililani to the Division I state tournament in 2010, ’11, ’13 and ’14.

“John has been with the program as an assistant and head coach for over 10 years,” Nitta wrote in the email. “The wrestling program has grown under his tenure and he produced a number of state champions. His dedication to the sport of wrestling and the development of his players will be missed. He gave no specific reason for resigning. He lives in Waianae and that may have been one of the reasons for his resignation.”

Nitta will be hiring replacements for the positions. The deadline for applications is June 19. Resumes can be mailed to Glenn Nitta, athletic director, Mililani High School 95-1200 Meheula Parkway, Mililani, HI, 96789, or emailed to


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