Ulima Afoa was announced as the new football coach at Kamehameha-Maui by interim athletic director Leo Delatori on Thursday.
Afoa is currently the athletic academic counselor at the school, and also served as an athletic director at Saint Louis from 2008 to ’10.
“We are excited to have Ulima Afoa work with our student-athletes,” Delatori said. “He brings experience in coaching athletes at various levels of football. His focus on academic achievement, character building and fulfilling the mission of Kamehameha Schools will help to prepare our student-athletes for the next level and life beyond.”
Along with his time as an administrator, Afoa has 32 years of coaching experience, including 20 years in the collegiate ranks at the University of Hawai̒i and at San Diego State, his alma mater. In the high school ranks, Afoa was the first head coach at Kamehameha-Hawai̒i from 2004 to ’08. He has also been an assistant at Campbell and Pac-Five.
Afoa graduated from San Diego State, where he was an All-WAC lineman, and he played at Saint Louis before that.
Afoa takes over the Warriors’ football job from Cody Nakamura, who was the head coach at Kamehameha-Maui from 2013 to ’15.