Dennis McKnight, the former University of Hawaii assistant football coach, confirmed Thursday that he applied for the vacant Moanalua High head coaching job.
McKnight said he is also going to apply at Kamehameha for the Warriors’ vacant head coaching job when the school begins accepting applications from candidates in the near future.
Moanalua athletic director Joel Kawachi said Thursday that his job search is down to several candidates who are finalists, but he did not name them. He also did not confirm that McKnight was a candidate.
An anonymous source said that one of the Moanalua candidates is former Na Menehune tight end Savaii Eselu.
Former Kahuku coach Reggie Torres and former Kaiser coach Rich Miano both told Hawaii Prep World that that they did not apply for the Moanalua job.
Miano did not rule out a bid for the Kamehameha position.
McKnight played guard for San Diego, Detroit and Philadelphia in the NFL from 1982 to ’92 and was an assistant coach under June Jones at UH in 1999 and 2000 and again in 2006 and 2007. He spent last season as an assistant under departing Kamehameha head coach Doug Cosbie.