Nelson Maeda is out as Castle’s head football coach after 20 seasons with the Knights.
Maeda confirmed via cell phone this afternoon that it was the choice of the Castle administration. He found out that he was no longer the coach on Tuesday.
“It was not a mutual decision,” he said. “It came unexpectedly and at a late stage. It’s been seven weeks since our season ended. We were finalizing our plans for next season’s scrimmages and pass league and for offseason workouts.
“I guess there was a feeling here at Castle that we should be winning more. Hopefully for Castle, whoever they hire as the new coach can accomplish that.”
Maeda is employed as a counselor at the school. Calls to Sueyasu and the Castle administration were not immediately returned.
Maeda went 91-103 as Castle’s head coach. The Knights finished 4-5 this past season and lost to Moanalua, 49-7, in the first round of the OIA playoffs.
>> Read more on Maeda at Hawaii Prep World.