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Kahuku to name new football coach

By Jerry Campany

LAST UPDATED: 04:34 p.m. HST, Mar 06, 2014

The Reggie Torres era is over in Kahuku football.

Idaho coach Lee Leslie confirmed on Thursday that he has been hired to be the school's next football coach, replacing Torres. Torres has been the head coach at Kahuku since 2006, when he took over for Siuaki Livai.

Leslie, who is currently a coach at Kuna (Idaho) High, has 17 championships to his credit. He has coached in the AFL and was a graduate assistant on Ron McBride's staff at Utah. His most recent title was at Bishop Kelly in Idaho in 2010.

"My first goal is to talk to the few people I know there and put together a staff," Leslie said. "I want to interview the current staff, too. My main goal is to inspire these kids to go onto college."

Torres is 75-14 as the school's head football coach and has 11 state championships to his credit in football, wrestling and judo.

"You always want to go out on your own terms, but it is what it is," Torres said. "I just want to thank my staff, everyone who supported me. The kids are still my boys and I will be their biggest fans, I hope someone can come in and bring them the success they deserve."

Torres and other coaches were asked to reapply for their positions last month as part of new principal Pauline Masaniai's review of the athletic department.

The school begins interviewing for Tehani Fiatoa's position of head volleyball coach next week.

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kukui_nut wrote:
I guess the phrase, "If ain't broke, don't fix it" doesn't always apply.
on March 6,2014 | 12:38PM
808cheesehead wrote:
A coach from the mainland??? I hope he has thick skin. Good luck!!
on March 6,2014 | 12:38PM
PTF wrote:
That's two coaches from the mainland within two years. Doug Cosbie at Kamehameha but Kahuku is no stranger to mainland coaches. Prior to Siuaki Livai, Doug Semones was HC at Kahuku coming from Crespi High in California.
on March 6,2014 | 12:55PM
lwandcah wrote:
Although surprising, it's not unheard of. In the pre-Vern Ramie years, Kamehameha Kapalama baseball had a very successful coach from the mainland, Ed Allen. I believe he would come just for the season to coach, and apparently was very good at it.
on March 6,2014 | 01:19PM
walaau808 wrote:
Ed Allen was the man! He was definitely a players coach. He cared about all the players and really gave them a fair shake. He also really helped those that wanted to play at the next level. Can't say the same for Ramie.
on March 6,2014 | 02:27PM
pcman wrote:
You are not going to find another high school football coach from the mainland with no ties in Hawaii with such an outstanding record to volunteer to coach in Hawaii. I also wish him good luck. I really wonder what motivates him, Not pay at a public school.
on March 6,2014 | 10:11PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
This coach is 54. Geez,
on March 6,2014 | 10:34PM
PokeStop wrote:
Oh Oh....I hear the natives warming up their war drums!
on March 6,2014 | 01:04PM
oldertimer808 wrote:
Dumb comment
on March 6,2014 | 02:13PM
kentfonoimoana wrote:
Wrong - the boys are our priority and they will always have 100% community support. We may have questions, but never question the pride of the North Shore.
on March 6,2014 | 02:39PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Would have loved to see a Samoan coach there.
on March 6,2014 | 06:00PM
PinkSushi wrote:
Yeah. I don't have a problem with them hiring a haole, but why someone from the mainland? Got to be plenty qualified local coaches who want the Kahuku head football coach position.
on March 6,2014 | 06:42PM
kailua000 wrote:
or tongan
on March 6,2014 | 06:52PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Ahhh Siuaki Levai was Tongan.
on March 6,2014 | 07:20PM
glenn57377 wrote:
Do you hear yourselves? Isn't it best to get quality for the boys regardless of heritage? Comments like that are what keeps Hawaii on the backburner of ethnic respect on the mainland. I wonder if the mainland really knows how racially biased Hawaii is? They would be shocked. Hire the best person for the job - that is true advancement.
on March 6,2014 | 11:57PM
PinkSushi wrote:
What is Kurt Fonoimoana doing with his life nowadays?
on March 6,2014 | 07:56PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Having kids and grandkids. Living in Kahuku.
on March 6,2014 | 08:16PM
macaroniandcheese wrote:
Gues the new Principal wants everyone to know who is running the show...good luck to her...she is gonna need it.. the rr4lifer's may make for a bumpy ride
on March 6,2014 | 01:13PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
She saw how much respect Torres got from the community and players. She wants to emulate that.
on March 6,2014 | 10:35PM
bnunez wrote:
That is the dumbest thing I have ever seen!!! SMH.. "Torres is 75-14 as the school's head football coach and has 11 state championships to his credit in football, wrestling and judo." WHY WOULD YOU CHANGE THAT!!!????
on March 6,2014 | 01:17PM
false wrote:
There must be more to why coach Torres was not rehired. Not living in Kahuku, I have no idea. Anyone?
on March 6,2014 | 01:50PM
oldertimer808 wrote:
Reggie lives in the area. He is from the Punaluu/Hauula area. He is a graduate of Kahuku as well as the principal. I don't know this principal who took over the High School but something stinks.
on March 6,2014 | 02:16PM
glenn57377 wrote:
Wouldn't Torres be the first to speak up if something was amiss? If he was wronged, he should speak up. His record speaks for itself. There IS more to the story.......we just don't, and may never know what it is.
on March 7,2014 | 12:00AM
oxtail01 wrote:
It's the incidious cult influence. Everyone knows Kahuku is a territory of the Mormon cult and nothing significant happens without the approval of the cult leaders. This is just another step in making total assimilation of Kahuku under the cult membership complete.
on March 6,2014 | 05:31PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Very suspicious. How much would a high school football coach from Idaho get to coach a DOE school? Enough to cover the cost of living here? I think his son is an assistant coach, which means no pay. His last high school has zero Polynesians. Idaho is mostly 90% white. You know he lost in a state quarterfinal 49-8 as his last game. Also it was in the bottom tier or level in high school. This is disturbing. Maybe a Mormon connection? It will be very interesting.
on March 6,2014 | 04:53PM
oxtail01 wrote:
OF COURSE IT'S THE MORMON CONNECTION. The cult leaders were not happy with the lack of total commitment by Torres in directing the top players to the mother ship in Utah.
on March 6,2014 | 05:33PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
So true ox. I don't think Reggie is Mormon.lol. With Leslie being a graduate coach for Ron McBride at Utah, he probably was LDS. So is the new principal.
on March 6,2014 | 07:07PM
glenn57377 wrote:
Would the high school in Idaho have done better if they had a Polynesian coach? I wonder how many high schools Idaho has compared to Oahu or Hawaii?
on March 7,2014 | 12:04AM
bumbucha wrote:
It's mind boggling!, release Coach Reggie? he's the only Kahuku Coach who had integrity, instilled some discipline & character n their players. The same can't be said for previous FB HC's out there, where style, stat's, margin of victory were emphasized. It shows how dysfunctional the mindset is out there. For the player's and participants sake, hope the community will support the boys, school, community regardless of the asinine decisions being made out there. All I know is the new Coach better win and win the right way or pity the new principal and AD. Coach Reggie, you deserved better!
on March 6,2014 | 01:19PM
wlsc wrote:
on March 6,2014 | 01:59PM
NorthShore wrote:
I've known Reggie and his family for most of my life and he always was an awesome coach and teammate. I can't believe principal Pauline is doing this. The kids and the community respected Reggie. This guy is going to have to earn his respect. Kahuku has so many talented kids that it doesn't matter who you put as head coach you'll always have a tough football team.
on March 6,2014 | 01:21PM
oldertimer808 wrote:
Reggie is a good, humble person who has given his heart and soul to the Kahuku community and placed academics as a priority when he took over the program.
on March 6,2014 | 02:18PM
bumbucha wrote:
Let me tell you; Coach Cosbie is low keyed, but Doug Semones who came in w/his dyed Mohawk hair do, didn't do Kahuku any justice. Why does a talent laden community have so many head scratching decisions & events occurring out there? Shoots, they run their former AD out of town, now they run their FB Coach who BTW, has the utmost respect of all the other schools and Coaches.
on March 6,2014 | 01:23PM
PinkSushi wrote:
I LOVED Doug Semones. Not just the Mohawk, but he got a Indian chief tattoo on his arm. I loved to see him come charging out of the locker room, jumping up and down with his players. I think he was upset that Reggie Torres was hired over him, so he left for Idaho where he felt at peace with his fellow hippies. Last I heard, he was an assitant at Yale.
on March 6,2014 | 06:47PM
PTF wrote:
Doug Semones just got hired as HC of Occidental College.Darnell Arceneaux is the quarterbacks coach for Occidental College.
on March 7,2014 | 05:30AM
gsc wrote:
Good Luck to the New Coach !!! I just hope when he see's how much a OIA Head Football Coach makes he does'nt Faint, also when he tries to find housing he does not faint, then when he goes to Kahuku Superette to buy milk at $5.00 a gallon he does not faint. Then when he tries to recruit assitant coaches that will have to work for ( MANUWAHI ) or FREE in Hawaiian HE DOES NOT FAINT !!!!!
on March 6,2014 | 01:24PM
mineeyes wrote:
The Head coaching job at Kahuku is not for the faint of heart!
on March 6,2014 | 02:43PM
glenn57377 wrote:
Since many comments state the underground LDS mafia is running the show.......you think he is getting extra money for milk?
on March 7,2014 | 12:08AM
thenocomment wrote:
"go out on your terms" Kahuku loses a great one. No way someone from mainland can fill his shoes. All roads lead east to private and public schools and the plucking of talent
on March 6,2014 | 01:25PM
Pocho wrote:
Right into Cal Lees hands.
on March 6,2014 | 02:08PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
The last Kahuku kids to go to Punahou was Robbie Toma and Manti Teo. I think this will open the gates for the private school plucking.
on March 6,2014 | 04:55PM
kahuku01 wrote:
thenocomment: No one is indispensable. Give the guy a chance irregardless if he's coming from the mainland. Who knows what he will be bringing to the program. Never underestimate an unknown factor, for all we know, he will do well and if not, we have to live with it. If you remember, local coach Miyashiro (Kalani's AD) lasted only one season at Kahuku and that was a horrible year for Kahuku. Being a local coach doesn't make it alright.
on March 6,2014 | 05:16PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Gordon Miyashiro was pegged as an outsider. Graduate of Farrington but did not have the country attitude.
on March 6,2014 | 06:04PM
kahuku01 wrote:
The issue is why not hire a local coach versus a mainland coach, It's not whether Miyashiro was an outsider, graduate of Farrington and not having the country attitude but the point that is being made is, he was a local coach. The point is, it doesn't matter if the coach is local because a coach may come from the mainland and be a better teacher in the game of football and local is not always the better of the two.
on March 6,2014 | 07:15PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
I don't know how old kahuku01 is, but Miyashiro was a new teacher at Kahuku, did not coach high school football prior to his first year at Kahuku, and once a teaching job opened up closer to his home, he left. That's how it goes in the old days.
on March 6,2014 | 07:38PM
CriticalReader wrote:
Is this politics (and therefore unjustified) or based on some lack of compliance or rule breaking?
on March 6,2014 | 01:28PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Was their a wanted ad for a new coach at Kahuku? Did assistant coaches get a chance at applying? This seems like an inside job. Wow.
on March 6,2014 | 04:05PM
kahuku01 wrote:
Yes Nanakuli, it was made public. Go back to your back issues and hopefully you'll find it. Too bad, you missed the deadline to submit your resume. In fact, applications for head coaching positions for all sports at Kahuku was announced in the SA because of a new principal.
on March 6,2014 | 04:27PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Kahuku 01, I read about re-applying, didn't read about open enrollment. Since your so smart, tell us how a coach in back water Idaho got the word?
on March 6,2014 | 04:57PM
kahuku01 wrote:
NanakuliBoss: It's not a matter of being smart but well informed. Kahuku football is well known in the western states and word gets around whether it was by a friend or keeping up with Hawaii's news on the computer. Sorry you didn't get the opportunity to apply.
on March 6,2014 | 05:55PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Maybe in my younger days, but I live on the Leewardside and that's a long drive. When I lived out there, maybe, when my kids graduated from Kahuku maybe, but now I'm retired. Still I'm an old timer who don't rely on young whippersnappers, and something's fishy. When I seen the re-apply by the New principal , I knew that the big job was the target.
on March 6,2014 | 06:09PM
kahuku01 wrote:
I had a suspicion that there was a change to happen and never knew why. But that's not my kuleana.
on March 6,2014 | 07:19PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
This is unprecedented that a coach from another State comes to Hawaii to coach a high powered High School football team. Coaches do matter: Examples of both in NCAA basketball -- Steve Fisher of San Diego State, who formerly coached Michigan, and Larry Brown, who now leads the SMU Mustangs. We need to replace Norm Chow by the way. This newspaper is afraid to poll their audience for hot-button issues for their Big Q, such as would you like Norm Chow replaced as Head Coach and "Do you think we need TheRail? Such patsies this newspaper. Only providing coverage that benefits their bottom line. HSA needs to be like Kahuku: be bold and hire a new head coach from another State!!
on March 6,2014 | 01:36PM
bumbucha wrote:
give Coach Chow a chance, the transition from a 4 wide run n shoot read offense to a prototypical pro set offense takes time. they came so close last year losing several at the end. they are transitioning players into different positions, given some time to recruit what they need, they will get over the hump. Coach Chow's success @BYU, N.Carolina St, USC, Titans, speaks for itself. He is highly regarded by his coaching peers. what we need is the gamblers not bet on the games, thus they won't cry cause they losing money. No bet on UH, bet on someone else.
on March 6,2014 | 01:59PM
bumbucha wrote:
sorry, this tidbit on Chow should not be here but on another thread, got carried away and fired up!
on March 6,2014 | 02:01PM
swagger wrote:
Chow was fired by all those teams you mention.
on March 6,2014 | 02:15PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Gave Coach Jones a chance and June turned around a 0-12 team to 9-4.
on March 6,2014 | 04:00PM
oldertimer808 wrote:
You think the principal's decision was bold than you don't know the community in Kahuku.
on March 6,2014 | 02:21PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
So u disagree with the hiring? Imagine any other football program on Oahu going after a coach from the mainland? In fact is the job of any Principal of any Public High Scboll in Hawaii to get Invovled like this?
on March 6,2014 | 04:03PM
bumbucha wrote:
you better believe it that "the Coach matters". you can have the best team with the most talent, but you need the HC and his philosophy and his Staff, to guide the players, program, and give the team a strong structure and foundation to work off of. There are teams in every sport at all levels, with the best talent, but in the end they don't have the success that many anticipate with all that talent, because they don't have that coach who does the right thing, whatever it may be. Football is a different animal from other sports; involving some 30-90 players depending on the particular team. Those who have been involved, understand the nuances of the game which many NON-FOOTBALL people don't have a clue about. It's a sport that runs year round, requiring commitment, loyalty, and a work ethic second to none (if that team wants to be competitive with their opponents). Good Luck Kahuku, as you enter the new re-alignment of the OIA which has the Red Raiders facing; Kapolei, Waianae, Leilehua, Waipahu, Castle, McKinley, Kaiser.
on March 6,2014 | 01:53PM
gobows wrote:
HMMM.....one name comes to mind now......Cal Lee............go Crusaders!!!
on March 6,2014 | 02:11PM
swagger wrote:
I wonder why new Principal didn't hire a qualified local coach?
on March 6,2014 | 02:14PM
false wrote:
If coaches come under the athletic director ……. maybe they should start there?
on March 6,2014 | 02:24PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Because she takes her orders from the cult leaders in Utah.
on March 6,2014 | 05:35PM
OregonRedRaider wrote:
WTH??? Wow..wonder whats going on over there in Red Raider Country?
on March 6,2014 | 02:28PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
When the administration gets involved, something bad always happens. Look at Jerry Jones at Dallas. Al Davis at Oakland.
on March 6,2014 | 05:23PM
oxtail01 wrote:
Takeover by that incidious Mormon cult.
on March 6,2014 | 05:36PM
kahuku01 wrote:
oxtail01: Com-on that wasn't necessary. Such a low blow when you bring religion into this article. Keep your hatred to yourself, by not revealing your ignorance.
on March 6,2014 | 06:01PM
motoxdad wrote:
kahuku01, take your palms off of your eyes.
on March 6,2014 | 09:27PM
kentfonoimoana wrote:
First- Huge MAHALO to Coach Reggie Torres who mill be sorely missed. He coached many of my nephews and they as many other young men from our area, will always love him. Second - Huge KOMO MAI and good luck to coach Lee. May he receive to same support that Red Raidernation has extended to all former coaches. Third - GO RAIDERS - Just win Baby! And focus on academics as well as athletics.
on March 6,2014 | 02:37PM
oldertimer808 wrote:
Yes Mahalo to Coach Reggie who has done well with the young men and women at Kahuku.
on March 6,2014 | 02:50PM
Happysahm wrote:
I am a former wrestling coach. When I first started coaching and trying to build up our program, we modeled it after the Kahuku program. Coach Reggie always did things the right way and focused more on the individual rather than trying to win. His wrestlers were always very humble and respectful. I have nothing against the new head coach, but Coach Reggie definitely doesn't deserve this. I wish you the best of luck Coach Reggie and you will always have my utmost respect. Thank you for being such a good example to all the kids and for us coaches.
on March 6,2014 | 03:21PM
kahuku01 wrote:
Happysahm: I've noticed and many Red Raiders for Life have noticed that the wrestling program at Kahuku as gone down for several years, especially with the athletes not turning out for wrestling. What seemed to be the problem, since you're one of the wrestling coaches?
on March 6,2014 | 04:08PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Ahhhhh, kahuku01, wasn't the wrestling program under Torres the one winning championships? And also judo championships? And when Torres was winning as coach, the football team was not? But when he switched all his energy to football, they were winning championships? So you answered your " problem" they were doing it for Coach Torres. Duh.
on March 6,2014 | 07:00PM
kahuku01 wrote:
No! They weren't doing it for coach Torres, Duh! During those championship wrestling years, it was mandatory for football players to participate in two sports in order to play football, so wrestling was the other sport most of the football players participated if they were;t playing other sports.
on March 6,2014 | 07:36PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Never heard of the mandatory two sports thing. Why was football targeted. By the way who was the wrestling coach during those years? Just wondering. Souza?
on March 6,2014 | 08:00PM
oldertimer808 wrote:
You two guys sound like little kids.
on March 6,2014 | 08:45PM
motoxdad wrote:
kahuku01, please explain Reggies Multiple STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS in multiple Sports, and please change your name to Idiot01
on March 6,2014 | 09:36PM
motoxdad wrote:
Kahuku01 please come out of your little nut shell,
on March 6,2014 | 09:32PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Lol Old-timer I gotta put him in his place. He seems to dislike Torres, can tell yea.
on March 6,2014 | 10:28PM
Happysahm wrote:
Kahuku01, Coach Reggie had a solid youth wrestling program at Kahuku. When Richard was there, they had a really good bunch of kids coming up from the club team. Like one of the other readers mentioned, once he got the head football position he changed his focus. They also lost the other wrestling coach (I think it was Coach Parker if I'm not mistaken). I think the current high school coach was running the club. If he's still trying to run the club along with the high school team, that's a tremendous load for one guy.
on March 7,2014 | 07:14AM
Anonymous wrote:
Something stinks on the North Shore and it's that Principal at Kahuku H.S. I need to check w/ "The Man" out the to find out...Junior Ah You
on March 6,2014 | 03:27PM
sok808 wrote:
Kahuku will be fine, just rally around the new program. Believe and have faith.I live in the mainland and coach both youth and high school football and been through all that mess and in the end came out successfull.
on March 6,2014 | 03:51PM
kahuku01 wrote:
People outside of Kahuku shouldn't start speculating as to why a new head football coach at Kahuku has been chosen from the mainland. It shouldn't be their concern or business as to how Kahuku's Administration runs their sports program. Comments such as, "if it ain't broken, don't fix it" "a coach from the mainland?" "I hear the natives warming up their drums," "that is the dumbest thing I ever heard," "go out on your terms," I wonder why, new principal didn't hire a new local coach?' are comments that is to be expected but let the authorities handle the hiring and firing. I'm sure there's no rah, rah rah, and all the celebration at the North Shore because of Reggie being replaced and a new coach from the mainland being selected. It's not like when local boy Chow was selected as HD at UH...all the speeches by government officials and all that rah, rah, rah by the SA. What a disappointing local coach turned out to be. I'm sure that the communities are looking forward to the new coach regardless if he's not local and especially coming from the mainland. We all need to welcome this new coach and give him the time to get to know the people, community, school, student athletes and in time, we as a community must look for positive things to happen. It's a matter of being patient and hope for the best for our student athletes and all the RRforLife.
on March 6,2014 | 03:36PM
oxtail01 wrote:
A loyal cult member defending the cult moves. Good for you.
on March 6,2014 | 05:38PM
kahuku01 wrote:
oxtail01: Once again, your comment is a reflection of your immaturity and ignorance.
on March 6,2014 | 06:06PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
on March 6,2014 | 07:03PM
bumbucha wrote:
you miss the point, unless there is some DOE policy that was violated, Coach Reggie got screwed. Admin. can hire anybody they want but a decision like this does not build loyalty. If I was Reggie, I would resign from all activities outside his work scope during the work day. In other words, no coaching @kahuku anyway. You support this unknown Coach who may or may not know the community culture, expectations, tradition, etc. Yes, for the players and Kahuku namesake, the community needs to support this Coach as he will oversee the FB program. It is not his fault that he was selected but the pressure to win and not only that, but anything less then the state championship is seen as a disappointment, is enormous. Comparing this to Coach Chow is comparing apples w/oranges. College ball is a different animal. There is nothing worse then a person in a position of power, who likes to show all, who is boss. Not the best way to foster good working relationship between management and labor force. Hope Kahuku wins now and down the road lest it becomes ugly. If you all ran out Gordon Miyashiro after 1 season and kahuku did do that, let's see what happens if occurs again. Good Luck to the boys of Kahuku, cause that's who the game is for, but poor Reggie to be treated as such. The D.O.E. should be ashamed! It's just like what they did to the ILH schools this coming season by moving to a new format, dropping the private schools w/just some 6 months notice to find a replacement opponent. Pretty tough to do on a short notice and w/all the OIA schools locked into their season already. That leaves the ILH looking at outer island or mainland teams. Embarrassing!
on March 6,2014 | 05:48PM
motoxdad wrote:
Oh, I get it, kahuku01 is principle Masaniai.
on March 6,2014 | 09:40PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
on March 6,2014 | 10:29PM
KalikoBoy wrote:
Yes, I think so or had something to do with the decision to fire Coach Torres. All the comments made by kahuku01 don't 100 percent support Coach Torres. This person knows more than he or she is revealing.
on March 6,2014 | 10:45PM
konag43 wrote:
something definetly stinks. appears hew princuiple wants to throw her weight around thats what it looks like to me. also bet lee is a friend or friend of a friend. investigation needs to be done by the board ofd education. nepotism might be going on. no body releases a succesful coach unless they are doing a favor for family or friends. bet she gets caught in the act eventually
on March 6,2014 | 03:39PM
DAGR81 wrote:
How much does the head coach at Kahuku get paid? How does one entice a coach from the mainland to relocate and coach at a public school?
on March 6,2014 | 04:19PM
kahuku01 wrote:
I'm sure it's not about the amount the head coach gets paid. Kahuku High School has a reputation of having a strong football program and athletes that is known throughout the western states. It doesn't take much for a coach from the mainland to want to relocate and coach a winning tradition.
on March 6,2014 | 04:57PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Roger that Dagr81, what is a pay for head oath at a DOE High School. Enough for a coach in Idaho to relocate? I can see Doug Cosbie at Kamehameha, they got bucks. But DOE Kahuku? I don't even think assistants get paid.
on March 6,2014 | 05:06PM
oxtail01 wrote:
The Mormon cult pays for the move.
on March 6,2014 | 05:39PM
kahuku01 wrote:
NanakuliBoss: Why the concern about the pay to coach at Kahuku? Who cares what the pay is and why should this be of a concern to you. It will only affect the new head coach. Like a bunch of old ladies concerned about something that means nothing personally.
on March 6,2014 | 06:13PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Kahuku01, why should my comment be a concern to you? Like a troll on this thread, you think because you use a kahuku blog name, your the supreme authority on this subject. Personally it means something when an administrator ruins a good thing. No problem it happens all the time in the DOE. She should concentrate on the academic side of the whole school. Now let's see how many other head coaches come from the mainland for the other Head coach openings at Kahuku. I'll bet kahuku01 there will be none, if fact unless a coach leaves, the rest of the coaching staff will be safe. Oh wait , Coach Johnson might be next.
on March 6,2014 | 07:18PM
PinkSushi wrote:
And Kamehameha sets up the coaches with dorm counselor jobs.
on March 6,2014 | 06:52PM
motoxdad wrote:
And on top of that, based on the "reapply" status, his job is not secured the fallowing year, right? Personal agenda?
on March 6,2014 | 09:51PM
st1d wrote:
seems masaniai's goals and visions for kahuku high school is to replace all possible rivals to her administration.
on March 6,2014 | 04:59PM
nippy68 wrote:
good time for cal lee to start recruiting the kahuku area. no one really knows how good this new hire is. st. louis will once again be the team to beat AND no i am not a st louis alumni.
on March 6,2014 | 05:58PM
Anonymous wrote:
I rememeber Vern Ramie as the starting tight end on the great Kamehameha football teams of the 1970s. He made big catches in the Prep Bowl win over Radford.
on March 6,2014 | 06:40PM
thenocomment wrote:
st louis needs a hawaii kai carnival to fund the recruitment to palolo. did punahou fill the replacement tui in this years crop? will miano shift the football power to HK? or does mililani have the horses again tasting it and getting close?
on March 6,2014 | 07:02PM
PinkSushi wrote:
Mililani 2012 was their best team ever. Unfortunately, they came up against the best Punahou team I ever seen in my life. They still could have beat Punahou. They was driving for the win, not just a tie, first down inside Punahou territory. 2 minutes left in the game. But the Mililani QB with a girls name badly overthrew his wide open WR in the flats on first down. He is going to want that pass back. 2nd down, Punahou LB made the biggest play in Punahou football history, sacking the Mililani QB for a big loss.
on March 6,2014 | 07:33PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Pink, Manti Teo's Puns were the best. I think last years team had 3 loses?
on March 6,2014 | 07:43PM
PinkSushi wrote:
mahu Manti Teo's Punahou team got blown out by St Loiuis in the first round of ILH play. Thye barely got by Farrington in the state semis that year.
on March 6,2014 | 07:47PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Did st.Louis win the ilh tat year? Ah,thought so.
on March 6,2014 | 08:04PM
I can already see Coach Cal Lee drafting in Kahuku, Like he did in the past.
on March 6,2014 | 08:07PM
PinkSushi wrote:
He got Wes Tufaga and George Ornellas out of Kahuku. Who else? I knew St Louis was recruting heavily all over the islands. I thought Cal Lee just accepted whoever the alumni brought to him. But I know a 1st ILH All-Star from St Louis who played in the 1970s, and he tells me Cal Lee is right in the middle of the recruiting, diirecting alumni and socuts to check out certain players. he is thhe mian man behind all the recruiting.
on March 6,2014 | 08:22PM
kaimuki21 wrote:
Do you think Cal Lee will look at hiring Torres? I still remember how Kahuku football handled their forfeited games with the unintentional ineligible player. Although they were disappointed, the didn't blame, they worked together as a team and came back to win States the next year says a lot about how well they are coached.
on March 6,2014 | 08:25PM
jussayin wrote:
To sum it up, Coach Torres got screwed. And that sucks since he's a class act. I wish him all the best.
on March 6,2014 | 09:44PM
ehowzit wrote:
on March 6,2014 | 10:13PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
I remember when Tommy Heffernan Went coach at StL. His son made MVP.
on March 6,2014 | 10:32PM
posterized09 wrote:
Rumor has it someone in the Admin wanted Reggie out.
on March 6,2014 | 10:44PM
Cipher wrote:
Figures a coach with Utah ties. Only in Hawaii do you get rid of a coach who is 75 -14 lol unreal!
on March 7,2014 | 07:23AM
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