As Dave Reardon reports, Al Minn has passed away.
Thousands knew Minn as a firm but knowledgable swimming coach.
Many others knew him as the leader of the Honolulu Quarterback Club, a gathering place for sports figures and the public.
He was a man who lived for his family and his faith. For years, his wife ran a not-for-profit thrift shop at Kailua Methodist Church that provided clothing and other support for those in need.
He was my principal at Roosevelt for a year, and then a friend for most of my adult life. Back in the day, we had some wild souls at Papakolea Tech. But mild or wild, we all feared Minn because we all respected him.
Our condolences to his family.
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The Warriors held their final 2-hour practice at the Ching Athletic Complex ahead of Saturday’s road game against Utah State.
The Warriors are scheduled to depart tonight on a direct flight to Salt Lake City. They will conduct full practices tomorrow and Friday in Utah.