Shirota out as Maui coach; Sabers searching

Keith Shirota stepped down from his post as the Maui High football coach, Sabers athletic director Michael Ban confirmed today.

Shirota went 11-9 in two seasons with the Sabers, who are now in the process of finding a replacement.

“Coach Shirota spent a lot of time and energy to build the program,” Ban wrote in an email. “We wish him the best of luck in the future.”

Hawaii Prep World has been unable to reach Shirota and Ban did not give a reason for the departure.

Ban hopes to have a new coach in place within the next two weeks.


  1. Mauian5 April 12, 2017 3:33 am

    He quit cause school didn’t allow him to get the guardian caps. Maui News has the whole story.

  2. grabum.bythe.puppy.gate April 12, 2017 9:17 am

    coaches dont get pay enough to deal bs from parent an othersu

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