Kahuku has put the word out that it is looking for applicants for its head girls volleyball coaching job.
It might just be a formality. The interim head coach from last year, Mounia Tachibana, told Hawaii Prep World on Friday that she will be reapplying. Because she was an interim coach, Kahuku is following protocol by posting the job opening. It’s possible Tachibana will be hired again.
Tachibana succeeded Lee Lamb and the Red Raiders went 14-3 overall and 12-2 in the Oahu Interscholastic Association last fall. In the state Division I tournament, Kahuku beat Leilehua and fourth-seeded Waiakea before losing to ‘Iolani in four sets in the semifinals.
Lamb moved to Le Jardin and took the Bulldogs to the state D-II championship game, where they lost to Hawaii Baptist.
If Kahuku hires someone aside from Tachibana, it would be the school’s sixth girls volleyball coach in six years.
After the 2013 football season, Kahuku posted an opening for the head coach and asked the current head coach Reggie Torres —— who had won state D-I titles in 2011 and 2012 —— to reapply. The Red Raiders eventually hired Lee Leslie, who took them to the state semifinals in 2014.
Leslie moved back to the mainland in the offseason and Vavae Tata took over in 2015, leading Kahuku to the D-I crown.
Kahuku’s latest volleyball coaches
>> 2010 and 2011: Kaniela Kalama
>> 2012: Camilla Ah-Hoy
>> 2013: Tehani Fiatoa
>> 2014: Lee Lamb
>> 2015: Mounia Tachibana
>> 2016: ?