VIDEO: John Hao’s last interview as Kahuku OC

This interview was held shortly after No. 1 Kahuku’s 28-0 win over No. 4 Waianae on Saturday night, before he was released as offensive coordinator.

Kahuku offensive coordinator John Hao chatted after the Red Raiders' win over Waianae. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016.
Kahuku offensive coordinator John Hao chatted after the Red Raiders’ win over Waianae. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016.


  1. "UNITY=STRENGHT" August 29, 2016 2:53 pm

    I would have waited till the season was over if I was going to let go a member of my staff thats me but it is what it is and whoever gets Hao on board will have a better understanding on how things work on the North Shore could prove to be a asset down the line!!!

  2. oia#1 August 29, 2016 4:04 pm

    They did that because they want maiava to play?

  3. Kahukuwrckless August 29, 2016 8:26 pm

    Oia#1 of course we want to use maiava cuz hes a freshman and he needs more experience on the field

  4. Food 4 Thought August 30, 2016 12:19 am

    There might be more to the story than most people know. Could be that the father of the freshmen QB was considering to pull his son out and look for another school if he wasn’t allowed more playing time. The father was considering all sorts of options on Saturday. ILH, mainland, etc.

  5. TooMeke August 30, 2016 5:30 am

    While I agree with Unity, I don’t know the specifics so I won’t speculate on the ‘why now’ aspect of coach Hao’s release.

    If the Maiava’s father is looking around, more power to him. He has to do what’s best for his son.

    That doesn’t necessarily translate into what’s best for Kahuku. Regardless of his potential, he’s a FRESHMAN QB starting for a Varsity TEAM. And, as is the case for ALL the players on the team, he needs to ‘buy in’ to the team’s system. That’s why it’s a team and not a showcase for any individual player. At this point in his career, he’s not even one of the top ten players on the team.I doubt that him leaving the team would really affect the offensive scheme at all.

    No knock on Maiava – his future is bright and I look forward to watching him play – wherever that may be.

    As for Coach Hao – thank you!


  6. 87 August 30, 2016 8:26 am

    I trust in what coach Tata does, he is the man on the top and has to deal with the egos of parents and coaches. I really like the attitude of Cameron Renaud he is a senior and has one of the strongest arms in high school yet him and his family are so positive and supportive of the team and being a backup to a freshman QB. That is what I call a team player. The freshman is developing great and should be on track to taking kahuku deep into the playoffs.

  7. Kahuku Alumni August 30, 2016 8:58 am

    Food for thought????? That’s probably Sol Jays dad again…. If he did leave he would lose out cause he is not a Qb. He is better staying there cause all we do is run run run. He is not an accurate Qb. Great footwork but that’s it. If his dad pulls him then that’s his lost cause at any other school sol Jay will play cornerback. Wake up already. Stop coming on here and trying to Hope everyone feels sorry for you.

  8. anywaaaays!! August 30, 2016 12:32 pm

    Kahukualum is a troll and not from Kahuku. When the playoffs arrive you will see how dominant Kahuku will be because of the skills of our freshman QB it will be a repeat of 2010 and that dominating Kahuku offense but twice as greater.

  9. Hahashandah August 30, 2016 6:19 pm

    Goodbye to Hao, you did Great! i think the success of last years team was largely due to the fact that the offense ate up so much clock allowing the defense to rest and keeping them off of the field as much as possible.

    Regarding the freshman QB (Kahuku Alum) sorry he HAS a scholarship offer. That is the standard. He has met the standard, time to respect that and let it go. If the Dad wants to take him that’s fine too Kahuku did PERFECT 13-0 last year with little to no passing and could repeat doing more of the same this year.

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