For anyone who is wondering what happened to the Oahu Interscholastic Association/Interscholastic League of Honolulu football alliance proposal for 2016 that would have created a three-tier combined OIA-ILH system along with three (instead of two) state championships and $1 million annually for three years from the business community to be divided among the 29 football playing high schools, this is where it’s at:
>> The proposal passed unanimously in a vote of ILH heads of school
>> The proposal was not acted on by either the OIA or (if it had passed through the OIA) the Hawaii High School Athletic Association
>> A separate proposal that did not address an OIA-ILH alliance was presented to the Hawaii Interscholastic Athletic Directors Association calling for two eight-team (instead of six-team) state tournaments, but it was withdrawn while in HIADA committee.
>> Along with the withdrawal of that proposal was a recommendation by the HIADA committee for the HHSAA state football committee to discuss the future of state football. It’s likely but not definite that the OIA-ILH alliance proposal for 2017 or beyond will be discussed there.
The 11-member HHSAA state football committee is comprised of HHSAA executive director Chris Chun along with the executive directors and football coordinators of the five Hawaii leageus — the ILH, OIA, Big Island Interscholastic Federation, Kauai Interscholastic Federation and Maui Interscholastic League.
Any proposal that the HHSAA football committee chooses to focus on can be brought forward to either the HHSAA executive board or HIADA.
HHSAA football committee
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>> Chris Chun, HHSAA executive director
>> Blane Gaison, ILH executive director
>> Ray Fujino, OIA executive director
>> Lyle Crozier, BIIF executive director
>> Diane Nitta, KIF executive director
>> Joe Balangitao, MIL executive director
>> Georges Gilbert, ILH football coordinator
>> Harold Tanaka, OIA football coordinator
>> Kalei Namohala, BIIF football coordinator
>> Jon Kobayashi, KIF football coordinator
>> Jon Viela, MIL football coordinator