Decision on Kamehameha football coach is puzzling

The reaction in the community has been of surprise and astonishment.

The decision on the varsity football head coach, made by the new athletic director of Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus, has many wondering why.

I have nothing against the newly named Chad Nakamura, but I do have something against the reasoning behind the decision. Many in the Maui athletic community, including the parents and alumni of Kamehameha Schools, thought Jack Damuni was going to be the new head coach.

He has a powerful resume. We all know how much he does in the community for the youth, be it coaching, mentoring, or even helping the athletes move on to the collegiate level.

When I heard the news at Kulamalu field, where I was attending a practice for the Upcountry Big Boys league (a youth football league that Jack Damuni started on Maui), I just couldn’t figure out why.

Kaui Kealoha