Maeva out as Kaiser
football coach

The only thing certain is David Maeva is no longer the head varsity football coach at Kaiser High School.

The reason he's no longer there depends on whom you ask.

"At the end of the season, he told me he was pretty burnt out, but he didn't want to resign," Kaiser athletic director Ricky Shimokawa said.

Maeva believes several minor disagreements in policy and style with Shimokawa added up.

"He gave me an ultimatum. It kind of took me by surprise," Maeva said, of a postseason meeting last month between the former college teammate at UH. "I know I'm more old-school style and sometimes that conflicts (with administration concerns)."

Maeva also said he has a family issue that might cause a time conflict next season.

"That's something (The family issue) I didn't want to see get out," Shimokawa said. "But he still couldn't tell me for sure that he was or wasn't coming back."

Maeva, a former star player at Kamehameha and the University of Hawaii, guided Kaiser to a 4-3 record in the Oahu Interscholastic Association White Conference (4-4 overall). He succeeded Tony Gayer in 2002 and kept the Cougars competitive in the conference since.

No successor has been named.

Maeva said Shimokawa asked him for suggestions, and Maeva provided the names of Cougars offensive line coach Pat Samsonas and the school's junior varsity head coach Marc Miyamoto.

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