Hilo didn’t have to look very far for a new head football coach. He was right there all along.
The Vikings hired Kaeo Drummondo as the head man, athletic director Kurt Kawachi told Hawaii Prep World on Thursday.
Drummondo spent last season with Lisa Pana as co-head coaches and led Hilo to its third straight Big Island Interscholastic Federation championship and a spot in the Division I state tournament.
Previously, Drummondo, who is a Big Island police officer, was an assistant under former Vikings head coach David Baldwin, who was placed on indefinite leave for the whole season and then officially released after the season.
Kawachi said a handful of candidates applied for the position.
“We felt Kaeo was the best person to take us forward and to continue the success we’ve had the last few years,” Kawachi said.
Check out Paul Honda‘s video interview of Drummondo after the Vikings’ 62-18 loss to Mililani in the first round of the D-I state tournament last year: http://bit.ly/1V0HndZ.