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Ta Ta, Tata.
Funny! Had to smile.
Bring Back Reggie !!
Now this coach sounds like he has a few screws loose. Firing him was a proper thing to do. Sounds like he has no accountability.
Tata original commitment was for 2years, thank you for them two years Mr. Tata. Good luck in the next level of your career. Lokela the man has the right to move on for a better paying job, maybe your screws might be to makule to understand.
Mokebla he did not address the team at halftime nor after the game. What kind of coach is that? Also he was MIA the following week. I believe he should have been working. Didn’t hear anything about sick or vacation time being used. Normally coaches attend signing day but where was he? I still consider him unaccountable for some of his actions. Yes he did a great job there and hope he finds a college to continue coaching.
I agree. It’s too bad, but in life, loosing and challenges usually bring out the true character of a person. We don’t know all of the circumstance, but if he actually did not address the players at halftime or after the game, he has no business coaching our kids. The lessons learned about character are much more important than those learned on the field, and make no mistake, lessons were learned and they may have been more about what not to do.
KHON2 reported that his contract expired.
More color to the story thx
Couple things, Coach Tata is an excellent coach. Who goes first year undefeated then clinches the STATES? Second year undefeated till the Championship game. The talent at Kahuku is unreal. Good luck to Coach Tata in his endeavors at the next level.
The one line in this story that raises all kinds of red flags is this: “Tata, whose hire was controversial due to two previous DUI arrests….” Readers are left to connect the dots between this personal problem and his strange absence from critical team events. I haven’t read or heard anything that says he might have been under the influence while on the job, and drawing this conclusion is unfair. However, this story leaves a huge elephant in the room that’s hard to ignore. The message between the lines is a general one and not aimed at Tata per se: Head coaching is a stressful job, and the higher up in the chain one goes, the greater the pressure. If a candidate has any issues with stress-related behaviors, red flags ought to go up. We can only hope that alcohol isn’t a factor and wish Tata the best in his coaching career.
unless a high school coach is a teacher level on staff, you can’t live on a public high school coaches salary. At the most $1500-$2000 for the entire season. they might give you a job as a EA which may pay you $12-$15/hr or campus security which pays min wage. So, did anyone think Tata was here for the long haul? With his resume, it seems he came back to get back on track in his personal issues, then now its time to move on. Its like the players, playing for kahuku or recruited to punahou/st. louis,becomes top recruits and moves to mainland. All about themselves as usual.
now if you add in those lame selfish parents, why would anyone stay, especially kahuku where they only care about football and some other sports. but the main thing there is football. Someone from kahuku, please report on the percent of students going onto college, and i don’t mean 2 yr community college. how many kahuku kids go straight to a 4 year college year after year. i
And what makes you think a 4-year college should be the ultimate goal of a high school graduate? What’s wrong with vocational/technical education? Trade schools that teach how to do “dirty” work are just as valuable…if not more…than low-paying 4-year degree careers. Electricians, plumbers, construction workers, mechanics, heavy equipment operators…our economy would DIE without them. And, they make more money coming out of trade school than do accountants and entry-level managers with a fresh bachelor’s degree. (By the way, I have an AA, BBA, and MBA…and by far, my AA made me much more money than my MBA currently does).
so how many of kahuku grads continue onto post secondary education, whether it be 4, 2 yrs/voc ed.
my point is they put too much emphasis on their sports teams.
Because this article is about Tata and Kahuku football and not who makes it to college. So go get a life and stop hating on a high school.
because everyone is speculating on the reason why he will not be the coach. one of my points is those selfish parents, and how its all about football at kahuku. did i hit a nerve with you motox?
all football with limited success in academics will lead a child to where? will they go onto a post secondary education. all i’m saying kahuku puts too much emphasis on football and sports and hardly every hear of any academic success stories coming out of that school.
here is kahuku high school’s profile for 2015 because they haven’t update their profile, in fact it looks like they haven’t update it in quite a while. class of 222 students, 41% went on to 4 yrs colleges, 27% to 2 yr college the rest unknown.that is only 68% going onto further their education. now lets look at mililani high school 50% 4yr, 30% 2 yr. total 80% move onto further their education. Kalani high school very similar to mililani. go and read kahuku’s school profile that they list among some academic awards its mainly how many football championships and weightlifiting championships they own. mililani and kalani’s profile reports all academic successes.
Kahuku did even update their students ACT or SAT scores for the past 3 years.
mapk96, looks like you have a hard on for Kahuku High School ! For a Small School to be so Successful in Football or any Sport is Unreal.
Kahului. Always a high turnover. Administration? Parents? What the heck is going on over there ??
Football, basketball, baseball, etc… .Kahuku changes coaches like they looking for the perfect man. We all have flaws. The great Kahuku players deserve better. I hope it’s not the parents.
IMho I believe part of it is on the parents, it’s a tough job as all parents want their kids to get that free or almost free college edumcation, being that said maybe playing time for exposure, etc. Honestly maybe not on the top of the list of departures but I bet… . Football is a big thing and it has it’s history there
Not sure how much he was making. But he was showing signs of not feeling appreciated, so I got to think it was money or bad relations with his boss. The only real bad game they had was the Gorman debacle and I think they would have done better if he didnt fire Hao beforehand.
as i read it, he was already looking to leave. He didn’t seem to kea anymore. His heart is in Florida
you mean he couldnt convince the girl to come live here?
Best of Luck Coach Freitas
Fake news by this bubbogum newspaper. Coach Tata is still the coach. This writer needs to name his sources and stop spreading rumors.
Stink style of doing business the Kahuku administration apparently has. Whatever their issues were with Tata, to replace him in such a public fashion without even discussing the matter directly with him shows they are as much a part of the problem as the coach.
Oops, thought the story was about an elderly Filipino man hanging out at Kahuku. LOL!
Good one ; )