Here’s one of those rumors that won’t die: People keep saying Nolan Tokuda has stepped down as the Leilehua High School football coach.
Technically, it’s true. But Tokuda told me last night he will be back as Mules head coach in plenty of time for the start of next season. The reason he’s not officially the coach right now is because he has a temporary post in the Leilehua administration, and the OIA does not allow administrators to be coaches.
Unfortunately, one of the best sports gatherings of the year isn’t going to happen this year; the Honolulu Quarterback Club has canceled its annual Banquet of Champions.
The Quarterback Club has always operated on a shoestring budget, but I was told last night that’s not the main reason for the cancellation.
“It just kept getting pushed back because of conflicts with other events,” said longtime QB Club officer Mark Zeug.
Outstanding OIA Foundation celebration dinner last night at the Sheraton Waikiki. Nearly 1,000, including the governor and mayor, gathered to honor outgoing HHSAA executive director Keith Amemiya.
–By Dave Reardon