Taguchi steps down as Kalani football coach

Greg Taguchi led Kalani to its first winning season in 41 years in 2013. Photo by FL Morris/Star-Advertiser.
Greg Taguchi led Kalani to its first winning season in 41 years in 2013. Photo by FL Morris/Star-Advertiser.

Greg Taguchi has stepped down as head football coach at Kalani.

The full story from Paul Honda is in Friday’s Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Taguchi, 47, who was the head baseball coach for four seasons for the Falcons in the 1990s, had three different stints as the varsity football coach totaling 15 seasons.


He led Kalani to its first winning season in 41 years in 2013, when the Falcons played in their first OIA playoff game. Kalani appeared in the playoffs again the following year and has amassed an 18-19 record over the last four seasons, including an 18-14 mark in OIA Division II.


Taguchi had served as head coach for the last eight seasons after stints from 1994 to ’98 and 2003 to ’05.


Kalani’s 20 wins over the last five seasons matches its entire total from the 18 seasons prior. Taguchi won at least four games in five different seasons, which hadn’t been done since Mike Antone went 4-5 as Falcons football coach in 1980.

Taguchi’s 36 wins are the most in school history.

COMMENTS

  1. Carter Kuia April 1, 2016 2:13 pm

    My two boys got a chance to play for him. Coach Taguchi is a class act person on and off the field. Mahalo for your service.


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