Football

 There’s winners and losers in this and we are going to work harder than everyone else to come home with that W.”

—Head coach Kaluka Maiava

The HPA football program is steeped in tradition, having won some of the earliest BIIF championships, including a run of five titles over a six-year span in the 1960s.  While we may not have the numbers of some of the larger schools on the island, HPA’s gridiron warriors learn multiple positions, and there is rarely a clean jersey seen on the sideline after the game. It’s the definition of team-first football, and there’s plenty of playing time to go around.

Head coach Kaluka Maiava took the reins of the program in 2019. Maiava, a Maui native, played his college football at USC under legendary head coach Pete Carroll and spent six seasons in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders and Cleveland Browns.

HPA head football coach Kaluka Maiava.

To date, Ka Makani has produced two notable players for the NFL. Max Unger ’04 spent his college career with the Oregon Ducks, going on to play for the Seattle Seahawks (where he helped win Super Bowl XLVII) and then the New Orleans Saints. The late Daniel Te‘o-Nesheim ’05 played college ball for the University of Washington Huskies, followed by stints with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He returned to coach the HPA football team before his untimely death in 2017.

Head coach
Kaluka Maiava

Recent BIIF championships
2009, 2005, 2004

Recent player accolades:
2019-20:
Umikoa Kealoha, All-BIIF First-Team
Justin Lina, All-BIIF First-Team
Kukila Lincoln, All-BIIF First-Team
Conor Hunt, All-BIIF First-Team
Jaysen Bragado, All-BIIF First-Team
Zach Machold, All-BIIF Honorable Mention
Kamuela Gaughen, All-BIIF Honorable Mention
Jakob Honda, All-BIIF Honorable Mention
Braedon Samura, All-BIIF Honorable Mention
Tain Lawson, All-BIIF Honorable Mention

2018-19
Hans Limstrom, All-BIIF First-Team
Conor Hunt, All-BIIF First-Team

Current College Players:
Conor Hunt, Georgetown
Kukila Lincoln, Montana

In the news:
Giving 100 percent: Hawaii Prep wins BIIF football title in 1993, decades after ’60s dynasty (West Hawaii Today)
Former Hawaii Prep player Conor Hunt waits for football’s return after Georgetown’s season was canceled (West Hawaii Today)
Remembering Kaluka Maiava, fierce NFL linebacker turned inspirational high school coach (KHON)