Kamehameha lets go of baseball coaches

Kamehameha celebrated after Kalamaku Kuewa (21) scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning against Saint Louis in a game last year. Photo by Bruce Asato/Star-Advertiser.

Kamehameha has let go of all of its coaches on the varsity and junior varsity baseball teams, Hawaii Prep World has learned.

The move comes with preseason tournaments beginning next month for the varsity team, which had planned a trip to California. That trip will no longer be made.

Thomas Perkins, who was hired in January 2015 to replace Billy Pieper, led the Warriors to two state tournament appearances in three years. Kamehameha advanced to the state semifinals a year ago before losing to Waiakea.

This will be the fourth varsity coach at Kamehameha since 2013, when Vern Ramie completed his final season after 22 years as the head coach.

Associate athletic director Ed Paola will oversee the varsity and junior varsity programs during the transition.

No intermediate coaches were let go.


  1. Excuses Excuses January 30, 2018 7:34 pm

    #48: it doesn’t matter what their reasons were. Their Supervisors..ATHLETIC DIRECTORS gave them their approval WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT ALL RETURNEES BE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE!

    You’re trying to make excuses for the Coaches not following direction from their Boss AND breaking a mutual agreement!

    Great example you’re setting! And you wonder why people don’t trust these guys?

  2. Confused January 31, 2018 6:33 am

    Who knows what the “understanding” and “mutual agreement” was. They’re not the best communicators and nothing in writing , and this year was done the same as last year. Why they never say something last year? Oh yeah, AAD said he let that one fall thru the cracks. And especially since by their words they’ve been watching the coaches for at least two years. So now they want to enforce a policy and only take action two days before try outs and fire entire V and JV coaching staff. The whole process was unfair to coaches, kids and parents.

  3. ILH January 31, 2018 7:49 am

    #49- Another good lesson- following the rules set out to you by the company you are employed by.

  4. Jack Napier February 2, 2018 11:37 am

    Riddle me this, riddle me that…
    Where are the receipts for the brand new bats? (Hint)

  5. Billy Hull February 2, 2018 2:27 pm

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