Former UH player Castello is new Maryknoll coach

Former University of Hawaii libero Nick Castello will take over as head boys volleyball coach at Maryknoll. Star-Advertiser photo.

Former University of Hawaii starting libero Nick Castello has been named the new Maryknoll boys volleyball head coach, according to Ben Valle, the school’s athletic director, in a news release.

After graduating from UH in 2012, Castello went on to play professionally for UK Ostrava in Great Britain and Voleibal Brno in the Czech Republic.

He is currently serving as a volunteer coach for the Hawaii women’s volleyball team and as a trainer at Mar Training in Honolulu.

“Coach Castello has a passion for teaching the youth of Hawaii more than just the game,” Valle said in the release. “Teaching life through the game of volleyball has been coach Costello’s mission since he returned to Honolulu after his playing days overseas, and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome him to the Maryknoll athletic program.”

Nick Castello is the new Maryknoll boys volleyball coach. Courtesy of Maryknoll School.

Castello played for Maryknoll in high school because his own school, Assets, did not have a volleyball team.

“Hard-work, commitment, and unselfishness are the cornerstones for success both on and off the court,” Castello said in the release. “I have been around many great volleyball players, but more importantly, I have been around many great people.”

Castello takes over for outgoing coach David Bayne. The Spartans went 1-9 in the recently completed regular season and lost twice in the ILH postseason tournament.

“We decided that the time was right to make a change in the direction of our boys volleyball program,” Valle said in an email. “We’re grateful to coach David Bayne for his time and commitment to the program and we appreciate all he has done over the past few years for our players.”

Castello was named the 2010 Pacific Coast Conference player of the year while attending Irvine Valley College. He also helped win silver at the Czech Cup and silver at the Czech Extraliga while playing for Voleibal Brno.


  1. KOH I NOR April 25, 2018 11:03 am

    If you know that year they lost in the MPSF quarterfinals playoff. Joshua Walker. How is he the best selection?

    I speak for Honokaa.

  2. KOH I NOR April 25, 2018 11:49 am

    If you know I can pick anyone too. How about Billy Butler. He’s cool for NY. MLB.

  3. KOH I NOR April 25, 2018 12:14 pm

    And it was Yovani Gallardo. 388th off Gallardo. Mark Texeira. 2015. 409 carer. Too awesome

  4. YurAnnoying April 25, 2018 8:00 pm

    Koh – Are you better than him? Should you have gotten the job instead? You seem to be taking cracks at him for no good reason. State why you feel he may not be the best selection rather than take shots. What makes you the voice of Honokaa, and do they want you to speak on their behalf.

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