Kapolei hires Amosa as offensive coordinator

Campbell coach Amosa Amosa has his staff for 2015 in place. Dennis Oda / Star-Advertiser.
Campbell coach Amosa Amosa has his staff for 2015 in place. Dennis Oda / Star-Advertiser.

It took almost no time at all for Amosa Amosa to go from former head coach at Campbell to offensive coordinator at another OIA powerhouse.

Kapolei head coach Darren Hernandez announced on Thursday morning the hiring of Amosa as the Hurricanes’ new offensive coordinator. Amosa will fill the void left by former OC June Jones, who departed after one season to become Director of Athletics Programs and Development at Saint Louis.

“We talk all the time,” Hernandez texted.

In fact, after Amosa was told on Tuesday by Campbell that the program was “heading in a different direction,” Hernandez began to inquire with his old friend by the next morning.

With permission, here is what the Kapolei head coach posted on Facebook this morning.

>> “The Kapolei Hurricanes are happy to announce the naming of Amosa Amosa as our new offensive coordinator! Amosa is a class act and a humble man of God. We are truly blessed to have him. Amosa and I go way back…we grew up together in Ewa Beach and were teammates at Campbell and at UH. When I became head coach at Campbell in 1994, he was my first hire as OC. Together we reached great heights, where we were fortunate to lead the first Campbell teams to beat Kahuku, Farrington, Punahou and Waianae, as well getting to the OIA D1 championship game twice. We both poured our hearts and souls into Campbell football, but just as I was, he was asked to leave. No hard feelings toward Campbell, I will always be a proud alumni, but I am glad to have the opportunity to work with this great man again.”

Amosa responded in turn on Facebook, also this morning.

>> “I feel so blessed and I am so honored for Darren to offer me thus awesome opportunity. I’ve always stayed in touch with Darren, when I became HC ar Campbell he was someone I would ask for advice and suggestions to help me build our program. I believe he has done a tremendous job with Kapolei and as a person I believe you need to imitate success if you want success. So he is someone that help me in my tenure here at Campbell. So to have this opportunity is a blessing for me and I hope I can carry on what coach (June) Jones have establish there from last year. I’m no June Jones but like everything I do, I will give it my best.”


  1. Chloropicrin December 15, 2016 9:58 am

    Coach H jumped on it quick, got a good coach and recruiter with established pipelines to Aiea / Ewa areas. Haha

  2. Alpha December 15, 2016 10:38 am

    Congrats coach, no surprise. . . Hopefully Campbell gets what they are looking for also. . .

  3. red x December 15, 2016 7:46 pm

    Typical June Jones. Stay at a school for a bit until they start losing, then jump ship for another school with more money. Most overrated coach and offense ever. Not everyone can be as loyal as big red is to their coaches. RRFL!

  4. AOK December 15, 2016 8:53 pm

    hmm….coach leslie anyone LMFAO

  5. Jeezy33 December 16, 2016 8:30 am

    All these oia schools can’t keep up with the ILH. St.Louis smashes kahuku and we barely lost to mililani who also recruits. Next year will be dominated by ILH again!

  6. Jeezy33 December 16, 2016 8:51 am

    @red x stop crying over your red raiders. June Jones is going to be the future crusaders coach and that’s that. I hope sol jay stays with kahuku so st.louis or punahou for that matter can show who runs the state in hawaii high school football.

  7. rrfl December 16, 2016 10:23 am

    hey cheezy33-
    oia can’t keep up with ilh? past 10 years, oia won 6 hhsaa titles. 4 from ilh and st. louis won their last title 2010. so you’re saying what? so i guess now you’re going to talk about prep bowl from the 70’s, 80’s, etc. back in the good old days.

  8. TooMeke December 16, 2016 10:44 am

    Congrats to Coach and Kapolei. Win-win.

    Sorry to Campbell community and school. Lose-lose.

    As for Cheezy… who does St Lulu have to replace Tua-man? Have you asked yourself that question? Cuz he was a ONE-MAN wrecking crew on offense. Are they hoping his brother will transfer? lol. Punahou will be best in ILH next year…but then again…they lost to Kapolei. DOH!


  9. blama December 18, 2016 7:33 pm

    Sol jay can go wherever he likes but I think kahuku is better without him. Young kid. over hyped.

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