Three years ago, Mona Fa‘asoa was ready to call it a career after more than a decade as Kaimuki’s esteemed girls basketball coach.
The circle of supporters at Kaimuki pulled her back in, and the results were astounding. The Bulldogs made the move back to Division I and reached the OIA championship game this season, falling to Farrington.
This time, Fa‘asoa is stepping away for good. Friday morning, Kaimuki announced vacancies for the girls basketball and boys soccer head coaching positions. Fa‘asoa, a Kaimuki alumnus, guided the Bulldogs to league championships in D-II three times: 2010, ’15 and ’16.
As was the case three years ago, she expressed a desire to walk away and have more time to see her youngest child play high school sports.
“Just be a regular parent in the stands,” Fa‘asoa said.
Applicants for the girls basketball and boys soccer positions must have a least five years of high school coaching experience and become certified in coaching and injury prevention programs. E-mail resumes to Frederick_Lee@notes.k12.hi.us.