After nine years at his dream coaching gig, the era of Amosa Amosa as Campbell football coach has come to a close.
Amosa got the news today, stepping down after Campbell athletic director Sam Delos Reyes indicated that the program “will go in a different direction.”
The Sabers, who finished second in the OIA Blue (Division I) during the regular season, lost to Farrington in the league playoffs. Campbell reached the semifinals of the D-I state tournament, falling to ‘Iolani. They were 7-5 this season.
Amosa’s career record is 56-41, all at Campbell. Delos Reyes was not available for comment.
“I’m so blessed. I’m at peace,” Amosa said on Tuesday afternoon. “I have no regrets. I’d like to hope we left the program in a better state and took it to a new level with our campus and our community.”
He had the chance to tell his team Tuesday afternoon before the news broke. They met in the gym.
“It’s beautiful what the kids did. They did the haka for me, one last time,” he said. “I got to hug them and give them advice. When one player goes down, the next one carries the torch. I’ll be gone, but they will keep their heads up and continue to work hard, work with their new coach. I don’t want any of them to get down. I always talked to them every day, always told them how much I appreciate you, how much I love my job, because the day might come when I’m not the coach.”