Kale Ane‘s All-Star football staff at Punahou is growing.
Fred Salanoa, who stepped down from his head coaching position at Radford after leading the Rams to the Division II state championship last fall, is now under Ane as the Buffanblu’s wide receivers coach.
The former Radford and Eastern Washington quarterback will have a stellar cast of receivers to work with, too. Honolulu Star-Advertiser All-State second-team pick Ethan Takeyama returns for his senior year as does second-team ILH All-Star Andrew Martinson, Judd Cockett, Eamon Brady and junior Cole Arceneaux. Quarterbacks Nick Kapule, a senior, and junior Stephen Barber, are two players Ane has confidence in as starters.
Salanoa went 81-53 in 13 seasons as the head man with the Rams, who will be moving up to Division I this season under new head coach Lon Passos.
Another former state championship-winning head coach, offensive line assistant Reggie Torres, is on Ane’s staff. Torres won three state Division I crowns with Kahuku, in 2006, 2011 and 2012. The Buffanblu staff also includes former University of Hawaii and Punahou basketball and football star Miah Ostrowski (also wide receivers), former UH football players Eric Hannum (kickers and punters) and Doug Vaioleti (offensive line), and Alakai Aglipay (running backs), a former UH baseball player and member of the 2005 Little League World Series championship Ewa Beach team.