Doug Cosbie informed Kamehameha on Wednesday that he is stepping down as head football coach, effectively immediately, Hawaii Prep World has learned.
Cosbie went 19-9 in three seasons at Kamehameha but was 10-7 in his last two years after going 9-2 in 2013. The Warriors finished 2-4 in the ILH in 2015, marking their first losing season in league since 2007.
A phone call and text to Cosbie were not immediately returned. He later texted the Star-Advertiser to say he would not be granting formal interviews to the media until after Christmas.
“A family situation makes it necessary for us to be back in California,” Cosbie wrote. “I also have a couple of business obligations that I cannot postpone past the first half of 2016. It has been a privilege and blessing to have worked and coached at Kamehameha Schools. We will greatly miss the people we worked with,friendships we have formed over the last 3 years, and the great kids at Kamehameha.”
Cosbie played 10 years in the NFL for the Dallas Cowboys, who selected him in the third round of 1979 NFL Draft. He was selected to three Pro Bowls before retiring in 1989, when he began his coaching career.
Cosbie was hired at Kamehameha in May of 2013 to replace David Stant.