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Miano to be named head football coach at Kaiser High

By Dave Reardon and Stephen Tsai

LAST UPDATED: 1:04 p.m. HST, Jun 15, 2012

Rich Miano, a former University of Hawaii associate head coach, said he has accepted an offer to be Kaiser High School's head football coach.

An announcement is expected this afternoon. Miano is a 1980 Kaiser High graduate.

“I feel like I've gone full circle and it’s time to give back to my alma mater,” he told the Star-Advertiser.

"I was approached and I told them my whole thing is, you’ve already got two great guys at the school (Bryan Almadova and Tim Seaman) and I don’t want to step on their toes. They endorsed me and have agreed to be on the staff,” Miano said.

Miano played safety for UH. He played for three teams during an 11-year career in the National Football League.

He was a UH assistant coach for 13 years, the last four as associate head coach.

Miano, 49, was named the interim head coach after Greg McMackin announced he was "retiring" after four seasons as the Warriors' head coach. Miano applied for the permanent job, but was not one of the five finalists. Norm Chow was named UH's head coach in December.

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