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Kalani High School Athletics plays an integral role in the student experience. The philosophy of Kalani Athletics encourages student athletes, within the framework of the educational mission of the school, to be the best that they can be, to be the best team person and to be a true team player with the idea that this is what defines winning.

The Athletics Department supports more than 54 teams in over 19 different sports. The coaching staff at Kalani High School plays a significant role in the success of its’ Athletics program and the education of our students.


  • College degree preferred, with at least three years of experience and a track record of leadership in a successful interscholastic program as a head coach, or other significant leadership experience in building and maintaining a successful large school program.
  • Background in teaching preferred, with experience working with adolescents.
  • Substantial knowledge of the game as demonstrated through the development of comprehensive practice plans, offensive and defensive schemes, implementation of off­season expectations for student athletes, and the implementation of effective and contemporary teaching/coaching practices.
  • Considerable knowledge of coaching, including competitions, practices, and strength and fitness conditioning.
  • A student ­centered philosophy and a commitment to academic integrity with the knowledge and ability to ensure student academic success and a professional demeanor that is supportive of the personal success of each student athlete.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the value of athletics and competition at the high school level and a track record of successful communication and modeling of these lessons and values to student athletes.
  • Strong organization skills, with the ability to manage rosters, schedules, transportation, team and game schedules, equipment inventory, and facilities.
  • Demonstrated ability to keep winning and losing in perspective, show discipline and self­control, maintain concentration, cope with pressure, and adapt to changing situations.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with administrators, co­workers, students, parent, media, and the public; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to parents, media, administration and to manage conflicting opinions.
  • Ability to communicate and model intangible qualities of athletics, such as a positive attitude and outlook, energy, enthusiasm, concern, humor, resiliency, and team and school loyalty to multiple constituents.
  • Ability to hire a well­-rounded coaching staff that inspires athletes to do their best.
  • Ability to communicate clear expectations to the coaching staff of their roles and to support them in meeting those responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated willingness to commit the time necessary for the preparation and full engagement of coaches/players, for attracting athletes to program, for communicating with athletes, parents and the community, for assessing individual and team performance, and for keeping the equipment and facilities In good condition.
  • Successful demonstration of the highest professionalism, integrity, and ethics with students, administration, assistant coaches, athletes, parents, patrons, fellow teachers, and media.
  • Demonstrated commitment to make a difference in the lives of our youth and a positive contribution to the school community.


  • Out­ of­ town overnight travel may be required for interscholastic athletic contests, meetings or conferences. Afternoon, evening, weekend and holiday work schedule.
  • Valid Hawai`i Drivers License and good driving record.
  • Satisfactory criminal history background check.
  • Completion of NFHS Coaches Certification and NFHS Concussion Management Certification and NFHS Heat Awareness Certification.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: September 30, 2017