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Punahou Athletic Director Garcia resigns

By Jerry Campany

LAST UPDATED: 04:41 p.m. HST, Mar 28, 2014

Punahou athletic director Jeaney Garcia has stepped down after holding the spot since 2009.

"It wasn't an easy decision, but it was the right decision," Garcia said. "Punahou needs someone who can devote a lot of time to the job, and I couldn't give them the time they deserve. It is all on good terms."

Garcia has been on personal leave since the middle of the winter season to take care of her mother, who has been fighting colon cancer, in Kansas. She says she will stay in Hawaii and is working on locking down another opportunity.

Assistant athletic directors Jeff Meister and Kale Ane have been handling things in her stead and will continue to do so until a replacement is found.

"During Jeaney's tenure at Punahou, she has demonstrated a deep commitment to the values of athletics in her work with both students and coaches, and has brought exceptional enthusiasm to her role as Athletic Director," Punahou Academy Principal Kevin Conway write in a statement. "We thank her and wish her all success with her future endeavors."

Monday will be Garcia's last day at Punahou. She replaced Tom Holden in 2009 and was the school's first female athletic director.

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PokeStop wrote:
Perfect replacement would be Gib Arnold (soon to be ex-UH coach). Have the Punahou Mafia front his buyout from UH-Manoa and the Gibber can start his new gig sooner!
on March 28,2014 | 04:38PM
ya_think wrote:
What kid of odds are you giving?
on March 28,2014 | 04:53PM
oxtail01 wrote:
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on March 28,2014 | 08:00PM
jimmyhouse67 wrote:
There goes oxtail with his fear of "the cult" It must be rough to be such a coward hiding behind an anonymous name and making false accusations about a religion. Your family must be so proud to be associated with such a prejudiced individual.
on March 28,2014 | 08:14PM
gaylec wrote:
Jeaney will not be missed. Besides walk around in circles, she did nothing. For hiring Coach Darren she should be put in a boat heading back to California.
on March 28,2014 | 09:50PM
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