Roosevelt’s Higa steps down as hoops coach

Roosevelt coach Hinano Higa, pictured in 2014, led the Rough Riders to a fourth place state-tournament finish in 2015. Cindy Ellen Russell / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Roosevelt coach Hinano Higa, pictured in 2014, led the Rough Riders to a fourth place state-tournament finish in 2015. Cindy Ellen Russell / Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Hinano Higa stepped down as the Roosevelt girls basketball coach, Rough Riders athletic director John Chung confirmed Thursday.

“She just felt like it was time to step away,” Chung wrote via text message. “She actually talked to me about it a couple of years ago.”

And so it goes with quality head coaches. Sometimes they can’t leave to tend to other obligations — or just to take a break from the grind — even if they want to.


Higa was an assistant under Bobby Keanini prior to taking the head job with the Rough Riders in the 2009 season.


Higa led Roosevelt to Oahu Interscholastic Association Division I championships in 2014 and 2015, when she was named the league’s coach of the year and when the Rough Riders also placed fourth in the state.

Chung is looking for a new girls basketball head coach. Resumes can be sent to Roosevelt High School, attn: John Chung, 1120 Nehoa St., Honolulu, HI, 96822. Resumes will be accepted until Sept. 22.

COMMENTS

  1. i love 88 September 9, 2016 4:22 pm

    Wow this news came out about 1 month ago.


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