Salanoa is new Punahou wide receivers coach

Fred Salanoa wanted to take a break from being a head coach after winning the Division II state championship with Radford last fall. This year, he does not have the full load of coaching duties. Salanoa joined head coach Kale Ane as the Punahou wide receivers coach. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Fred Salanoa wanted to take a break from being a head coach after winning the Division II state championship with Radford last fall. This year, he does not have the full load of coaching duties. Salanoa joined head coach Kale Ane as the Punahou wide receivers coach. Jamm Aquino / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

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.

Eamon Brady is one of the returning senior receivers that new wide receivers coach Fred Salanoa will be working with. Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Eamon Brady is one of the returning senior receivers that new wide receivers coach Fred Salanoa will be working with. Bruce Asato / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

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.

COMMENTS

  1. rrforlifebaby June 24, 2016 9:12 pm

    Just putting it out there, Doug Vaioleti is an ’88 Red Raider alum.


  2. Knation June 24, 2016 10:15 pm

    Who cares


  3. bumbuchas June 25, 2016 12:03 pm

    hey, thought Fred resigned from Radford to spend more time w/his family and go into Administration? guess Punahou made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. They get plenty Coaches at each position, sound like part time coaches combining to try to make 1 full time Ass’t coach at each position, hehehe. Good Luck Fred! know you will enjoy the Punahou experience! they know how to take care of their coaches.


  4. 88 June 26, 2016 9:28 am

    Coaches and staff get a discount on tuition for their children, thats one way of luring in these prominent coaches. Vaioleti and Torres are the link to recruiting the northshore. Punahou is really trying to stick it to St.Louis, money will win all the time and the crusaders are in poverty. Look for puns to win the ILH


  5. Pun Teacher June 26, 2016 2:33 pm

    88 please get the facts correct. One full time employee gets 1 tuition waiver. If an employee was working at Punahou prior to the change from 2 free tuition waivers to 1 tuition waiver in 1998 or 1998, they are grandfathered in to the old policy.

    Coaches are not considered full time employee and are not awarded a tuition stipend not any kind if discount on tuition.

    Now if a family applies for financial aid, the 3rd party firm that Punahou uses can award financial assistance based on many variables.

    Now I am not saying Punahou does not have boosters or alumni that can help with tuition if they want to gift it.

    But, like I said, no coaches get any kind of discount or free tuition. You can visit punahou.edu and click on the “employment” tab on the bottom of the page under administration.

    Please don’t slander our school with inaccurate information. I work at the school and I know for a fact that no coaches or part time workers get this “discount” you are talking about.

    Thank you.


  6. 89 June 27, 2016 8:39 am

    88 just makes up crap cuz he lives through the football team. I heard he was an all-state towel girl.


  7. Cabs June 29, 2016 4:20 pm

    I don’t get it. Why is it that when it comes to football, Punahou gets a lot of heat–whether it’s about the coaching staff or the players. No other sport that Punahou participates in gets this kind of heat. I don’t see any complaints about recruiting for Volleyball, Tennis, etc. Only for Football does the school get heat.


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