Miano to coach at Kaiser


Former UH interim head coach Rich Miano is expected to be named Kaiser High’s head coach this afternoon. An announcement is expected following a noon meeting with the players.

Miano is graduate of Kaiser and UH. He played 11 seasons in the NFL and was a Warrior assistant coach for 13 years, the last four as associate head coach.

Former UH coach Dennis McKnight is considered to be a candidate for Kaiser’s offensive coordinator’s position.

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It should be interesting if the McMackins remain in Hawaii. Greg McMackin’s grandson, Taylor “T-Mack” McMackin, played for Kaiser’s JV football team last year. T-Mack is a great kid. He also is a pretty good pitcher.

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Norm Chow and five of his assistant coaches will be conducting a free clinic for military dependents this afternoon at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

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Assistant coaches Daronte’ Jones and Tony Tuioti were pleased to be part of the June Jones-led group that will be delivering medical supplies and coaching at football clinics in American Samoa this weekend. The group departed yesterday afternoon.

There were eight doctors and nurses on the goodwill trip.

Lori Rivera holds up one of the Teddy bears that will distributed to ailing children:


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Former UH defensive tackle Maa Tanuvasa on the importance of the goodwill trip:

Maa video.

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June Jones explains the significance of this medallion:

June Jones video.

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Not that it’s any of my business, but there was a Rainbow Wahine basketball recruit in town this week. She’s taller than 6-2.


  1. DaMenehune June 15, 2012 12:14 am

    Wonder what offense Miano and McKnight will run?

  2. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2012 1:02 am

    I look forward to the Kalani-Kaiser battles.

  3. Graham June 15, 2012 1:11 am

    Do you think that Miano will be bitter towards UH

  4. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2012 1:16 am


    Nope. He likes UH. He still speaks highly of his alma mater.

  5. mo808 June 15, 2012 1:48 am

    Best wishes to Miano! Kaiser will flourish under both he and Dennis McKnight!  Perhaps they’ll be some new young talented athletes coming from Kaiser to UH in the years ahead!

    Mahalo to coaches Deronte Jones and Tony Tuioti for their work in American Samoa with medical supplies and coaching clinics!  Also best wishes to Lewis Powell and Keith Uperesa who’ll be attending this weekend’s All-Poly Camp in Utah.  Hoping all their efforts are successful down the road with talented UH recruits! 

    Nice vids of Maa and JJ, best wishes for a successful mission!

    A-Joe,  mahalos for yesterdays video of Robert Lan’s scoring touchdown! Wow, if that isn’t why you play the game I don’t know what is! I love chicken skin moments!  We’re gonna need those kinda players to step it up this season!

    BTW: Freddie-boy, Happy Belated Birthday Wishes to You!

    Have a terrific day all!

  6. mo808 June 15, 2012 1:50 am

    Edit above they’ll=there’ll

  7. Wes'side Warrior June 15, 2012 1:59 am

    Morning, everyone!

    Wow! Tanuvasa looks like he can still play! Good approach to train with da kids and make sure that he can do anything he also asks of them.

    That’s a great ‘Eo na toa, ‘eo na toa ‘e story! Solid!

    Miano and McKnight! Great guys! Watch out for Kaiser! Good to hear of so many former Warriors (and former Pros, on top of that) returning to give back to local schools. We are raising the bar with each passing year.

    Mahalo, Mo808! Freddie-boy’s patiently waiting for tonight, when we can take him out to eat. Says he wants some Taco Bell… I can handle that! Not like he’s asking for an $800 laptop or something!

  8. wafan June 15, 2012 2:31 am

    Last Aloha Friday of the school year!


  9. wafan June 15, 2012 2:32 am

    Top 10, and a good morning Tsai-kettes and Tsai-kos!

  10. wafan June 15, 2012 2:34 am

    Looks like the Warrior Spirit is being adopted by the real-life Warriors.

    Go Navy . . . except when UH plays them.

  11. wafan June 15, 2012 2:35 am

    Supposed to get up to the mid-70’s today with clear skies.

    If you blink you might miss summer. HA!

  12. wafan June 15, 2012 2:37 am

    Thanks to the folks headed over to Samoa to bring help and a brighter future.

  13. mctruck June 15, 2012 3:38 am

    Morning Tsaikos……have a great weekend as well.

    Coach’s Miano and McKnight……luv to coach Hawaii kids, good luck.

  14. mokolai June 15, 2012 3:58 am

    Looks like football’s making a comeback in East Oahu with Miano and Kaiser and the Lees at Kalani. Private schools might take a hit from that area of the island.

  15. WarriorNY June 15, 2012 4:11 am

    Hi guys…

    Much respect to coach Miano and McKnight. Good Luck to you both…

    I just wanted to give some updates on Royce Pollard. Hes getting plenty of reps but that may only be because the Jets WRs are injured.

    Here’s a couple of excerpts from a couple of different NY Papers and blogs…

    “Another undrafted rookie is wide receiver Royce Pollard he had some nice catches and returned kickoffs.  Pollard is getting more reps with Santonio Holmes, Stephen Hill and Patrick Turner limited and may have a shot with the special teams.  He is more likely to end up on practice squad but is someone to keep an eye on in the future.”

    In an article named “Jets News: 5 players that could surprise next season… ”

    “Royce Pollard, wide receiver: Pollard had a successful senior season at the University of Hawaii, totaling over 1000 yards and reeling in eight touchdowns for the Warriors.  He does not possess blistering speed, clocking a 4.52 second 40-yard dash, but has an excellent vertical jump that gives him the ability to reel in jump balls.  After being picked up by the Jets as an undrafted free agent, Pollard’s ability to make the opponent miss can earn him a spot off the bench to support projected starters Santonio Holmes and Stephen Hill. ”

    Rex Ryan also had this to say about Pollard a couple days ago… “Number 18, Royce Pollard. He actually looks pretty good. He’s a little limited with the hamstring. He has to learn that every time he throws his head one way he’s going the other direction. But other than that he’s doing all right.” 😀 gotta love Rex…

    Sorry for such a long post just wanted to pass along the info….

  16. Wes'side Warrior June 15, 2012 4:51 am

    Just received this link via the Georgia Force:

    “An Arena Football League Open Letter”


    This will affect any of our former Warriors who are now, or may be in the future, in the AFL.

  17. LizKauai (iPad) June 15, 2012 5:00 am

    Wow, so much news today!

    All I know about Royce Pollard is that he is kicking my butt in word games… Dang college grads…

    Happy Aloha Friday to all!

  18. Slugger June 15, 2012 5:09 am

    Good Aloha Friday morning!

    ST, it’s cool to see videos on the blog besides da pic-chahs.

    Hmmmm, might have to get to the Kalani-Kaiser FB game this season.


  19. Slugger June 15, 2012 5:16 am

    Safe travels to Coach Jones and assistants on the trip to Samoa.

  20. Loa June 15, 2012 5:29 am

    morning gang!

    happy aloha friday

  21. Da Punchbowl Kid June 15, 2012 5:50 am

    Good Morning Gangez! 🙂 !

    Coach Miano is a natural fit at Kaiser. Congrats to him and McKnight. Those Kaiser-Kalani games should be a lot of fun!

    Nice story about Samoa. Ma’a does look like he could suit and play anytime…

  22. Da Punchbowl Kid June 15, 2012 5:51 am

    Good for Royce Pollard! Good luck to all NFL Warriors.

  23. d1shima June 15, 2012 6:03 am

    Great Morning All!

    Congratulations Coach Miano.

    Goes to show that even a DB can make effective use of downfield blocking provided by a Principal and an AD in order to score!

  24. d1shima June 15, 2012 6:05 am

    Bravo to the coaching staff for their Kokua to the kiddies at Pearl Harbor

  25. bleedgreen June 15, 2012 6:15 am

    I hope this 6-2 prospect chooses the Wahine. They need some height at center. Good luck to Coach Laura Beeman.

  26. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 6:18 am

    Hmmm. Hubby told me he read several years ago that the head coach at Kaiser got paid $3,000 per year.

    ST: is this true??? If so, that salary is awfully slow, to put it mildly.

  27. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 6:18 am


  28. Warrior Blood June 15, 2012 6:19 am

    Is there a youth football clinic today??

  29. Wes'side Warrior June 15, 2012 6:21 am

    Aren’t they teachers first, and then coach sports or whatever as extra at the school? So, they’d have their regular teaching job as primary. Don’t know what private schools are like, though. But all my athletics coaches were all regular classroom/shop teachers first.

  30. Wes'side Warrior June 15, 2012 6:29 am

    Now that I think about it…

    Most of the coaches I had in Intermediate and High School were Gym, Shop, or Math teachers. Might be one Science teacher in the bunch, and possibly one Counselor. Not sure. But the thing that gets me is… Math? I can’t see how a couple of them would’ve gotten through college math, let alone high school math. No Language Arts teachers. Hmmm…

    Not mentioning any names! Hahaha!

  31. mike June 15, 2012 6:33 am

    Rich Miano is a class act, he will be a positive influence in preparing Kaiser both on and off the field

  32. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 6:35 am

    WW: These days, math teachers have to be certified by passing the national board exam in math. My older daughter is a certified math teacher at a public high school in Hawaii. BTW, she is also the chairman of the math dept and gets paid only $50 per month extra.

  33. kapakahi June 15, 2012 6:59 am

    Good luck to Miano…..BUT JMHO that still a shame on how the Kaiser HS administration forced out Willy Lobendahn.

    Tough challenge ahead for Miano…..with pre-season games only about 6 weeks away.

    Sure hasn’t been a good month for former Saint Louis stars as local high school head coaches.

  34. Warrior Blood June 15, 2012 7:03 am

    Is there a youth football clinic today?

  35. Shoko June 15, 2012 7:05 am

    One would think with Miano’s experience coaching college football he would have attracted some D1 offers or at least some interest. Or did he have some offers but decided to stay in Hawaii and give back? In any case, good for Rich and wish him much success, whether it be at the H.S., college or pro level.

  36. Shoko June 15, 2012 7:21 am

    After scouring the internet for an hour, doesn’t seem like there is much going on today. Nothing big in terms of national news. Guess no news is good news.

    Well, everyone have a good Friday!

  37. Warrior Blood June 15, 2012 7:29 am

    Wonder if anyone can help me…. I’m a teacher that was planning to take two of my summer sch students down to uh to watch the clinic after summer sch today. But just found out its at pearl harbor …. Does anyone know if I can take them to this??

  38. BigHiloFan2 June 15, 2012 7:32 am

    Howzit Tsaikos everywhere.

    Go for it Warrior Blood. call the UHAD and ask. they can only say no.

  39. Na Koa Mike June 15, 2012 7:33 am

    Article and photos of the Kauai Meet The Coach event are now up:


  40. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2012 7:41 am

    Warrior Blood

    If you can get on base, you can go. But as far as I know, it’s only open to military dependents.

    I think it starts at 3:30 p.m.

  41. Dennis Halloran June 15, 2012 7:43 am

    Hey Colt, Call Rich!

  42. chawan_cut June 15, 2012 7:50 am

    how was the 6’2″ height determined? i didn’t realize ST is 6’2″… heh…

  43. Kekoa June 15, 2012 7:55 am

    WW ~

    Re: Coach/Teachers

    Anyone who attended KS-Kapalama in the 60’s had Willie Chai as their FB assistant coach/Typing teacher. My gnarled, artheritic fingers serve as a reminder of his method of insuring my fingers were forever affixed to the ‘Home Row!’

    …but that was typing. On the field, it was all about *Survival.*

    Imua Kamehameha!

  44. tommui June 15, 2012 7:57 am


    Good hearing about Royce Pollard.

    Safe journey to Samoa.

    And Coach Beeman, “Book her, Beeman”

  45. letsgowarriors June 15, 2012 7:58 am

    if “T-Mack” really is a good pitcher, tell him go out for the team. my friend is the pitching coach and could use the talent…lol

  46. RedZone June 15, 2012 8:03 am

    A couple of Mt. Sac bigs would be nice.

  47. HawaiiMongoose June 15, 2012 8:07 am

    ST, thanks for the news about the visiting BB recruit, I hope she decides to become a Wahine.

  48. BigWave96744 June 15, 2012 8:14 am

    Maybe Miano can get Coach Mack to be his DC at Kaiser and coach TMac.

    BTW, TMacs mom is a teacher at Kaiser

    I wonder if Chad Ikei is still going to be the S&C coach at Kaiser.

    Speaking of Kaiser/Kalani matchups, Tua Mahaley to the Dline coach at Kalani.


  49. Da Punchbowl Kid June 15, 2012 8:35 am

    Kekoa –

    Willie Chai – Now there’s a name! He was still coaching into the 70’s and early 80’s I believe. He was one of the High School deans by then. Loved him as a coach

  50. Ipu Man June 15, 2012 8:49 am

    Wonder if Miano will get on a plane quickly to Samoa and hire a “big” daddy

    with lots and lots of little “hunksters” to come work in one of Miano’s other

    business…and of course the little tyke monsters to play for Kaiser…


  51. Ipu Man June 15, 2012 8:51 am

    Maybe coach Miano could even” adopt” about 12 linemen-size kids…

  52. Ipu Man June 15, 2012 8:53 am

    Hey, they would be happy and coach would be happy and Kaiser would be happy.

    It is a win-win situation. Tho I am a Kaimuki fan…

  53. Kekoa June 15, 2012 8:55 am

    DPK ~

    When I returned from SE Asia in ’68, I competed in the Bishop Estate sports league. One of the teams we all loved to play against was made up of KS coaches/teachers. Willie was always the ‘money’ shot. Always good fun.

    RIP Willie Chai, your many lessons in life were very much appreciated.

  54. Warrior Blood June 15, 2012 8:56 am

    ST – would anyone know exactly where’s this youth football clinic will be held??

  55. urbankid June 15, 2012 8:56 am

    Kalani vs Kaiser is going to be the last game of the regular season for both schools. I can see it being a highly anticipated bout for possibly a playoff berth. OC16 needs to jump on this one asap

  56. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 8:59 am

    Yes, I, too, look forward to the Kalani vs. Kaiser game. Should be veddy exciting!

  57. Last Call June 15, 2012 9:01 am

    Congrats and Gook Luck to Rich Miano.


    Ana Ravedutti. At last a SA Hottie of the Week who is a Hottie !


    Mahalo to all her who gave me great advice on my sciatic nerve problem, it worked.

    Tip : that large bag of frozen peas from Costco in your freezer makes a great cold pack.

  58. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 9:03 am

    And is that Miano’s wife in the photo? If so, she is beautiful. He has good taste.

  59. d1shima June 15, 2012 9:03 am

    I wonder if Chad Ikei is still going to be the S&C coach at Kaiser.

    Really good question. It will be a very interesting answer.

  60. mikey June 15, 2012 9:05 am

    ***UPDATED*** (6/15 – 2:19 pm ET)

    (30 male -14 HCs, 16 ACs) (41 female – 20 HCs, 21 ACs)

    (1 D3 – male, 1 retired HC – male, 1 former HC – female, 5 D2 – female, 1 JUCO – female, 1 NAIA – female)

    (13 BCS – 7 male, 6 female)


    1. North Dakota – Travis Brewster (Asst. North Dakota)

    2. Mississippi State – Vic Schaefer (Asst. Texas A&M)

    3. WKU – Michelle Clark-Heard (Asst. Louisville)

    4. St. Francis (NY) – John Thurston (Asst. St. Francis (NY))

    5. Hawaii – Laura Beeman (Asst. USC)

    6. Charleston – Natasha Adair (Asst. Wake Forest)

    7. Ole Miss – Adrian Wiggins (HC Fresno State)

    8. Georgia Southern – Chris Vozab (Asst. Dayton)

    9. Illinois – Matt Bollant (HC UW-Green Bay)

    10. Indiana – Curt Miller (HC Bowling Green)

    11. Texas – Karen Aston (HC North Texas)

    12. Auburn – Terri Williams-Flournoy (HC Georgetown)

    13. GW – Jonathan Tsipis (Asst Notre Dame)

    14. Loyola Marymount – Charity Elliott (HC UC-San Diego DII)

    15. Wagner – Lisa Cermignano (Asst Illinois)

    16. Green Bay – Kevin Borseth (HC Michigan)

    17. UL-Lafayette – Garry Brodhead (Asst McNeese State)

    18. Northwestern State – Brooke & Scott Stoehr (B – Asst TX Tech)

    19. Boston College – Erik Johnson (HC Denver)

    20. Fresno State – Raegan Pebley (HC Utah St)

  61. mikey June 15, 2012 9:07 am

    From “RebKell’s Junkie Boards”: say there’s still 5 school coaching open:


    1. NAU

    2. MVSU

    3. NJIT

    4. Tennessee Tech

    5. Bradley

  62. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2012 9:07 am

    Re: Recruit

    I was at UH, and Beeman was walking around with a recruit. And they stopped to talk to someone who is 6-2. And I noticed that the recruit was taller. Thus …

  63. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2012 9:08 am

    By the way, I never meant Beeman in my life. I thought she was taller. But, anyway, 6-2 person said that it was Beeman and that it was a recruit.

    Gosh, I should be working CSI.

  64. Wes'side Warrior June 15, 2012 9:09 am

    Wow! Did you guys see this?

    Women’s Volleyball Adds Trio of Transfers


  65. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2012 9:10 am

    As long as Kalani leaves Roosevelt alone, I’ll be good.

    Not that there is any influential transferring happening.

    Hypothetical, as my lawyer advised me to say.

  66. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 9:10 am

    Smart man, ST is. That’s called deductive reasoning, Tsai.

  67. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 9:11 am

    I meant deductive reasoning re the recruit.

  68. Wes'side Warrior June 15, 2012 9:11 am

    So excited, I didn’t get to quote anything! Here’s the intro:

    University of Hawai’i women’s volleyball head coach Dave Shoji announced the addition of three Division I transfers to the 2012 roster. Alyssa Longo (Penn State), Ashley Kastl (Arizona State), and Stephanie Hagins (Washington State) will all join the Rainbow Wahine for this upcoming season.

  69. mikey June 15, 2012 9:11 am

    Mt Sac still talks about Coach Beeman highly in their recent page.

    Here’s hoping some BB players come our way instead to Pac-12

    There is a 6-2 player USC is trying to recruit also. Maybe it’s the same player came down to UH visit.

  70. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 9:12 am

    Anybody attending the Roosevelt HS 45th class reunion at the Hale Koa this fall? Hubby and I will be there.

  71. jimmy the lock June 15, 2012 9:28 am

    Congratulations to Rich Miano. Always nice to give back.

    Safe travels to the UH Coaches and the rest of the humanitarians going to Samoa. Chee-hu!

    Good luck to the Wahine BB program in landing a tall one…or two.

  72. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2012 9:33 am

    I think Miano can be a polarizing guy.

    But I’ve always liked him. He’s approachable. He’s helpful. That’s just my perspective and experience.

    I wish him well.

    Besides, I didn’t really care much about Kalani or Kaiser. Now I’m interested.

  73. Wes'side Warrior June 15, 2012 9:42 am

    Is it just me, or is my perception way off? The assembled coaches at UH are really congenial. For those who have participated in athletics, many of us have (personally) experienced both “good” and “bad” coaches… meaning we’ve had those that we connected with, and others that we more or less hated, for lack of a better, toned-down, buttered and sugared word. Our football staff, starting with Coach Chow, really seems to connect well with the players, parents, and (especially) with the fans/community. There is so much positive energy surrounding the program at the moment.

    I think I’ve been fortunate in that I’ve had mainly good coaches throughout my life. Those kinds of coaches really made us WANT to give 110% from start to finish, no matter how sore or tired we were. This will lead to a revitalized fan base too, I believe. Don’t know what everyone’s expectations will be once the season starts, but I’m excited as heck to see how everything pans out, and I’ll remain stoked as long as we make steady progress.

  74. Last Call June 15, 2012 10:08 am

    Dave Shoji’s announcement comes as no surprise. All of these transfers were known and verified back in April on fan blogs.

  75. SteveM June 15, 2012 10:16 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Good luck to Coach Miano!

    Dennis McKnight too!

    What non-football classes will they be teaching?

  76. jm2375 (Infuse) June 15, 2012 10:23 am

    Good morning!

    Congrats to Coach Miano!

    Gigi – you must be my sister’s classmate.

    HS coaching is a side job for a lot of people. All the coaches I had weren’t teachers or full-time coaches.

  77. HawaiiMongoose June 15, 2012 10:31 am

    It’s good to see the Wahine VB transfers confirmed. Yes these new players were expected but the confirmation means they haven’t changed their minds, they’ve cleared their academic and other transfer-related hurdles, and they’ll actually be on the court for UH in the fall. That hasn’t been the case with some expected incoming players in other sports.

  78. Old Diver June 15, 2012 10:32 am


    Miano has several offers every years to coach on the mainland. He had a standing offer to start up a college program from scratch as head coach. Rich has Hawaii in his heart and is just not interested in leaving.

  79. Wes'side Warrior June 15, 2012 10:34 am

    Well, I hadn’t seen it reported here, in the news, on the UH Athletics site, or on facebook. Those are the only places I visit when on this computer. News to me, and I’m happy.

  80. wafan June 15, 2012 10:36 am

    Welcome to the new Wahine VolleyBows!


  81. jimmy the lock June 15, 2012 10:39 am

    It has been mentioned many times over in Cindy Luis’ Volleyshots blog.

  82. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 10:43 am

    JM: Ask your sister if she knows David Hinchey, class of 1967 at RHS.

  83. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2012 10:44 am

    If everything goes well, Stretch will be my ride off the base today.


    Stretch limo?

  84. SteveM June 15, 2012 10:45 am

    Back in my high school days when McKinley played Farrington, Roosevelt, Kaimuki, Damien, Punahou, Kamehameha, St. Louis, and Iolani… our football coach was an english teacher. Never gave that much thought until today… 😀

    BTW, the high school football beat writer was Curtis Murayama. 🙂

  85. kifi June 15, 2012 10:47 am

    Dennis McKnight? Growling and prowling the sidelines at high school games? Oh my! What a sight that will be.

  86. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 10:51 am

    Hubby and I had many good years at Roosevelt. I was page 2 editor of the Rough Rider, and he played clarinet in the band. His brother was my classmate and was a National Merit finalist, later graduating from MIT. Hubby graduated from UH as a music ed major.

  87. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 10:53 am

    well, I shouldn’t have said MANY good years — we were there for 3 years. Lol.

  88. A-joe June 15, 2012 10:56 am

    gigi- did you and Hubby know Kent M. Keith during your years at Roosevelt?

  89. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 10:59 am

    A-joe: oh, yeah, Kent Keith was student body president. Tall and smart and good looking guy!

  90. Last Call June 15, 2012 11:00 am

    I must be ill again I’m actually watching golf on TV.

  91. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 11:01 am

    Last Call: Hope Tiger wins!

  92. Wes'side Warrior June 15, 2012 11:03 am

    Thanks, SteveM!

    Well, there you have it, Gigi… high school football coaches come from any teaching (or educator) background. Pretty sure the coaching positions they take up is more out of love (or passion) and challenge, and less for the money or notoriety. Then again, I could be wrong. But why else would a coach spend countless extra hours on top of their regular teaching gig, for a minuscule amount on top of the minimal pay they already get?

    Sorry, thought I heard, “Duty, Honor, Country” playing in the background…


  93. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 11:06 am

    WW: ST should ask Miano whether he is going to teach non-football subjects at Kaiser. Somehow, I doubt it.

  94. jimmy the lock June 15, 2012 11:07 am

    Now I know where you live.

  95. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 11:09 am

    A-joe: Hubby plays only clarinet and is out of practice. When he plays at family gatherings, he has to warm up for 30 minutes at least to get his lips ready. Lol. His favorite song is MOON RIVER. The women all swoon when he plays it.

  96. A-joe June 15, 2012 11:31 am

    Back in college I had a friend who played the Clarinet. I asked her to play along with us to some Hawaiian music. Once she got the just of the basic chords and changes she absolutely shredded on the Clarinet!! It was awesome!! The Clarinet added this completely different “good fun” element unheard of in Hawaiian music.

    We can definitely back up hubby to Moon River! Hubby’s 30 minute warm up is a little less time than it takes us to tune up. Perfect!! =)

  97. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 11:40 am

    A-joe: Well, if can, can. If cannot, cannot. haha

  98. Bigislandkurt June 15, 2012 11:42 am

    Re: Volleyball Transfers….

    So is there a different rule in Wahine Volleyball when it comes to transfers? It does not sound like they will need to sit out a year per transfer rules like football or basketball.


  99. wafan June 15, 2012 12:32 pm

    Kent Keith? Have not heard that name in ages. Wonder how he and Elizabeth are doing.

    GG, know a D. Yamane? Hubby might know remember the band teacher, J. Uyeda.

  100. wafan June 15, 2012 12:36 pm

    Uh-oh. Plague case in OR.

  101. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 12:39 pm

    Wafan: sorry, don’t know Yamane and Uyeda. Hubby might, though.

  102. A-House June 15, 2012 12:40 pm

    ah——-Moon River from the movie Mondo Cane — yep, wider than the Nile – our high school Senior Prom theme song – didn’t matter cause I neva go!

    but, I helped my classmate design the front page of the prom book – Jeffrey was good at that kind of stuff – all 6′ 6″ of him!

  103. RedZone June 15, 2012 12:41 pm

    Beeman is about 5’5″ or was when she played PG.

  104. A-House June 15, 2012 12:42 pm


    black plague in OR??? dats dangerous stuff! get plannay rats in OR? eye tot dat stuff was gone??

  105. wafan June 15, 2012 12:45 pm

    A-House . . .

    Still around apparently. Mostly in the forested areas inhabited by rodents. Interesting, I thought it was gone from the US but knew it would show up in other countries every so often.

    I guess need to be careful of fleas and stray animals.

  106. wafan June 15, 2012 12:46 pm

    GG . . .

    It was a long shot. Both are/were clarinetists. Well, one was a student the other was not.

  107. wafan June 15, 2012 1:02 pm

    Almost forgot.

    Congratulations to Miano!

    And a tentative welcome back to McKnight!


  108. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 1:04 pm

    A-House: You couldn’t get a date for the prom? Too bad!

    But, guess what, my Latin teacher nominated ME for Junior-Senior Prom Queen, but I didn’t go because I didn’t like the goofy guy who asked me out. I always wondered what would have happened if I had won.

  109. wafan June 15, 2012 1:07 pm

    Darn video ad on the blog freaked me out. Just started playing by itself. Thought I was hearing voices.

    Well, different voices than i usually hear . . .

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  112. Bulla June 15, 2012 1:23 pm

    #26 d1,

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  113. wait a minute June 15, 2012 1:24 pm

    High school coaches don’t have to be teachers

  114. d1shima June 15, 2012 1:24 pm

    Howzit Bulla!

  115. d1shima June 15, 2012 1:25 pm

    …right, they can just be Yellers!

  116. wafan June 15, 2012 1:27 pm

    d1 . . .

    That is the article.

    I hope you folks did not bring any “friends” back home!

  117. Last Call June 15, 2012 1:28 pm

    I take it by Beeman’s bio that she is single ?

  118. d1shima June 15, 2012 1:30 pm


    Culling the herd.

  119. Annoddah Dave June 15, 2012 1:55 pm

    ST & Tsaiko blog dogs:

    @#106, A-House, Mondo Cane theme song was “More” not Moon River. Me thinks you got your proms mixed up!?

  120. tommui June 15, 2012 1:59 pm

    It’s my understanding that the HEAD coach of a high school team must be a certified teacher.

  121. duffer June 15, 2012 2:06 pm


    I don’t thInk you need to be a teacher to be a head coach.

  122. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 2:16 pm

    A-House and Annodah Dave: Yes, Moon River comes from the movie of the same name, starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. One of my favorite movies of all time.

  123. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 2:16 pm

    oh wait a minute. Was the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s?

  124. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 2:17 pm

    yes, Audrey Hepburn sang Moon River and strummed a guitar in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

  125. jimmy the lock June 15, 2012 2:18 pm

    You don’t have to have a teaching Certificate to be a Hawaii high school head coach.

  126. d1shima June 15, 2012 2:28 pm

    HC qualifications aside for a moment….

    McKnight left Hawaii because he couldn’t afford it and had to go back to his business in SoCal, so what has changed? He’s def not gonna be supporting his family as a HS Assistant here.

  127. jimmy the lock June 15, 2012 2:35 pm

    The Kaiser mafia is well connected.

  128. d1shima June 15, 2012 2:43 pm

    …that may be true but they’ve also been quiet and ineffective for the past decade.

    Wait…in PowderPuff’s case, maybe not! 😉

  129. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 3:29 pm

    Tiger Woods is tied for the lead at minus 1. Yay! There’s hope.

  130. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2012 3:43 pm

    Kathy Muneno, Leila Wai and PowderPuff are all Kaiser alums.

  131. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2012 3:45 pm

    And, of course, those three are blog readers.

    Muneno used to be part of our original karaoke gang in the 1980s.

  132. clyde June 15, 2012 3:56 pm

    re: 87. SteveM, are you sure about Curtis being prep beat writer way back when? I believe he’s four years younger than you are, though he’s one of those guys who looks 10 years younger than he is. We should all be so lucky.

  133. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 3:56 pm

    ST: those 3 must have come from wealthy homes.

    My 3 cousins who are Kaiser alums, used to live on Mariner’s Ridge.

    One works for Microsoft, another went to the Air Force Academy, and a 3rd is a lobbyist in DC.

  134. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 4:03 pm

    ST: how was your ride in the Stretch limo?

  135. PowderPuff June 15, 2012 4:56 pm

    Hey, did someone mention COUGARS?!?! 😉 Wooo hooo! Gooooooo Cougars! Sheesh, I might even go to the football games now…HA! al’s boy is a Kaiser alum too…Stretch’s little bro.

    Well…sorry to disappoint the gang, the the Aloha Beer Event next Friday is postponed. But hey, fear not…you can still help out Nā Koa by signing up for membership – or renewing yours. Since annual memberships run from July 1, now’s the time! http://www.nakoa.org/membership-info/

    Getting back to Kaiser………congrats to Coach Miano. Bring back some pride to Koko Head…RAWR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  136. koakane June 15, 2012 4:56 pm

    aloha Friday 808

    one sb high school sports writer in the 60 and 70 was Jim Easterwood

  137. PowderPuff June 15, 2012 4:58 pm

    Easterwood wrote a big article back in the mid-’80s about the ex, KK. You know who he is…

  138. d1shima June 15, 2012 4:58 pm

  139. koakane June 15, 2012 5:02 pm

    mmmmmm some PAC 5 running back bwhaaaaa

  140. Kaimiloa June 15, 2012 5:15 pm

    You don’t have to be a teacher to be a coach. But, if you are, you get paid more.

  141. tommui June 15, 2012 5:47 pm


    I got the wrong info about the head coach in high school football needing to be a certified teacher. My apologies.

    Got to take out my old red prayer rug …

  142. Brother Mike June 15, 2012 5:49 pm

    Finest Kalani v. Kaiser moment was when Kalani ended it’s four-year losing streak (basically my entire high school experience) in 1987 by beating Kaiser. Of course it was by default after a Kaiser player was deemed ineligible following the actual game. But, hey, we Falcons take what we can get.

  143. gigi-hawaii June 15, 2012 5:55 pm

    My uncle Harold Chang used to teach at Kalani. I think he also coached football for awhile. Then he retired when he was 55 yo or so.

  144. Loa June 15, 2012 6:00 pm

    evening gang!

    howzit brother mike, hey a win is a win 🙂

    btw, watching KGMB news reporting Stevie Wonder to play fundraiser for uhad … what a great idea

  145. wafan June 15, 2012 6:37 pm

    Hope the free camp went well and the kids, parents, and coaches

    had a great time!

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  147. Supastoke June 15, 2012 7:05 pm

    Congrats! Coach Miano!!

  148. Supastoke June 15, 2012 7:08 pm

    ..and to coach June Jones for his commitment on Samoa…E o na toa!

  149. Brother Mike June 15, 2012 7:10 pm

    Hey Gigi, I remember a Mr. Chang who taught economics. I think he gave me a “C,” which was probably generous considering how often I attended class.

  150. Ralph June 15, 2012 7:18 pm

    I believe it’s the sub crew for the USS Hawaii that picked up the chant – E o na toa, I’m glad they picked a chant for their missions, maybe Sailor blue can get them to take along a ti leaf plant on their missions.

  151. J June 15, 2012 7:24 pm

    Didn’t get paid to coach at my alma mater (private school). Receive one unit as a walk-on assistant coach at a public high school on the mainland. Breaking it down per hour, I can make more $ for supervising a game in the gym than I do for coaching that same game. Learned that when the school was short on staff for a boys basketball game.

  152. HEINEKEN June 15, 2012 7:30 pm

    I see that the football team had number changes again

    # Changes:

    Mike Edwards #1

    Will Gregory #4

    David Graves #14

    Cayman Shutter #15

    Justin Alo #16

    Samson Anguay #21

    Chris Gant #81

    Darius Bright #82

    Chinedu Amdadi #84

    Craig Cofer #86

    Tavita Woodard #97

  153. Bryson June 15, 2012 7:43 pm

    Wow…so I guess Colt’s and Timmy’s number weren’t retired

  154. sean June 15, 2012 7:56 pm

    Brother Mike

    re #153

    In 1982, Kaiser had 1 win due to Kalani reporting the Cougars had 3 ineligible players. Even though going undefeated Kaiser had to forefeit all their wins. We ended up playing the final game with the 3 players not suited up. The mercy rule went ino effect after 7 innings.

    But in my years at Kaiser, we never loss a game to Kalani.

  155. SteveM June 15, 2012 7:59 pm


    June 15th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    re: 87. SteveM, are you sure about Curtis being prep beat writer way back when? I believe he’s four years younger than you are, though he’s one of those guys who looks 10 years younger than he is. We should all be so lucky.

    Clyde — not so sure now, to tell the truth. I tracked McKinley football until the mid-70’s when I went away for a few years. I remember Curtis’s name as “Maruyama” back then and was surprised when I finally met him in person at a Cattle Call. I claim it must have been a “Ferd-like” typo back then. 🙄

  156. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2012 8:03 pm

    Had to call off the Stretch limo.

    They had someone drive us from the visitors’ parking lot to the field — about 100 yards away.

    I stayed until my skin became toasty, then walked back to the car.

    Reminded me of the El Paso airport where the Hilton is closer than the rental-car lot. You can walk right to the Hilton.

  157. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2012 8:03 pm

    Oh, I am so ready for training camp.

  158. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2012 8:06 pm

    Back when I started at the paper in 1981, Clyde covered the OIA West, Curtis covered the OIA East and Andy Yamaguchi covered the ILH.

    It’s kind of cool that when we refer to 1981, to some of our readers, that’s like how it was when people used to talk about the Punahou-Roosevelt battles in the 1950s. Really? Leather helmets?

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  164. d1shima June 15, 2012 10:30 pm

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  165. kev-1 June 15, 2012 10:33 pm

    Sorry to burst everyone’s bubble, but . . . it’s still Kaiser.

  166. Stephen Tsai June 15, 2012 11:24 pm

    I don’t know much about Kaiser.

    I’m an HMSA member.

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