MORE THAN COACHING
”As a coach, I have had the opportunity to build
upon the characters, values, and leadership of
my players. My goal has never been to simply win
a game, but to improve the lives of each player”
-Coach Siuaki Livai
Under Coach Livai’s watch, Kahuku football evolved into a higher force beyond Hawaii. On a national scale, the program could not be ignored, as they became the first public high school in Hawaii to be nationally ranked. Coach Livai kept the Kahuku football team nationally ranked for 7 years. When he retired, five former Red Raiders played in the National Football League (four played under Livai), a number topped by no other high school at the time. Kahuku High School held a record of 27 players signed with Division I universities to play football. Coach Livai was the National Head Coach of the Year twice and was voted the Coach of the Decade in 2010 by coaches of all sports in Hawaii schools, both public and private.