Maui state champ baseball coach steps down

Division I state champion Maui will have a new baseball coach next season. Chase Corniel stepped down from the position to become a vice principal at the school. In photo, Maui players celebrated the 2017 Division I state championship at Aloha Stadium in May. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Maui High baseball coach Chase Corniel stepped down from his position today, according to a press release from Sabers athletic director Michael Ban.

Corniel, who will become a vice principal at the school, led the Sabers to the 2017 Division I state championship in May that was capped with a 6-1 victory over Waiakea in the title game.

“It was a tough decision, but I was provided an opportunity to better my career and support my family,” Corniel said in a news release. “This school year, I will be working as a vice principal at Maui High School. Being a high school administrator is demanding and I would like to start my career on the right foot. I will miss the kids and coaching staff. I would like to thank the Maui High players, coaches, parents and supporters of our baseball program. I want to especially thank my family for their support.”

Corniel started his coaching career at Maui as an assistant in 2002. He took a two-year break and then came back as an assistant from 2005 through 2011 before becoming the head coach in 2012.

Corniel was selected the Maui Interscholastic League coach of the year in 2012 and 2017 and was voted the state coach of the year in 2017.

Ban said, “Chase and his coaching staff have done a tremendous job developing these young boys into men. We will miss his leadership and guidance, but we are very fortunate that he will serve our school community as an administrator.”

Coaches interested in the Maui vacancy can send a resume to Ban at by Aug. 11.


  1. Renee Polido August 3, 2017 6:26 pm

    We are so proud of you Chase Corniel!!!!!

  2. DJK August 3, 2017 6:31 pm


  3. BK August 4, 2017 7:43 am

    Going out on Top! Hope your successor continues your foundation that you laid…

  4. Regina Corniel August 4, 2017 9:44 am

    Thank you Nick Abramo for an extraordinary article on my husband & our three children’s daddy. Thank you to everyone who’ve supported Chase throughout his coaching career and our family through this time. Chase has been given this incredible opportunity to join an amazing administration team at Maui High School. We look forward to the astonishing impact that Chase will be making at Maui High School under the direction of Principal Jaime Yap and his administration team. Baseball will always be a part of Chase, we just pressed pause for now. Until then…. A.F.F.A.E. The Corniels

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