Jason Tittle is looking forward to next Christmas, when it’s likely he won’t be a head basketball coach.
Tittle said there were several reasons behind his decision to step down from his post as the Mililani boys varsity coach. One of them is to spend more time with his daughter, who will be turning 3.
Another reason, according to Tittle, is that he felt he and his team didn’t meet certain goals that he set out to do.
“When I was hired three years ago, I said that I would give it three years and if I didn’t accomplish (the goals) then I wouldn’t stay. We went 7-3 the last two years in the West. But we couldn’t beat the East (in the playoffs). There is a great group of juniors on our team and I think it’s time for this group to have another voice.”
Tittle, a physical education teacher at Mililani Middle School, is a former basketball coach at McKinley and Kalani.
“I want to have a Christmas where I’m free (and not caught up in coaching),” he said.
Mililani athletic director Glenn Nitta is in the process of taking applications for the open position. Interested coaches can send resumes to Nitta at email@example.com.