McKinley volleyball coach Chad Giesseman is stepping down as the boys and girls coach for the Tigers.
Bob Morikuni, the school’s athletic director, said Giesseman’s reason for leaving is to spend more time with his family.
“Chad has done an awesome job taking care of the boys AND girls program,” Morikuni wrote in an email to Hawaii Prep World. “The students love playing for him. He knows his stuff. He’s tough and demanding, but they know he cares about them. He’s always given so much to McKinley High School and he also works as an HPD officer. So I am happy he is now going to give a lot more time to his family. We are so appreciative for all he has done. But even more appreciative to his wife and sons for letting Chad be here and coach and do so much for the school and volleyball program. He will be missed.”
Morikuni wasn’t sure how long Giesseman served as coach for the boys and girls programs and said he was hired under the school’s previous athletic director Neal Takamori.
The Tigers (4-7) play at Waipahu (8-2) in the first round of the Oahu Interscholastic Association playoffs Wednesday.
The team honored Giesseman after a regular-season finale loss to Kalani on Monday night.