Looking to replace the only athletic director that the school has known, Kamehameha-Hawaii is turning to a familiar face.
Kimo Weaver was promoted to take over for the retiring Bob Wagner, the school announced Tuesday.
“I am grateful and honored to be named athletic director at Kamehameha Schools,” Weaver, an athletic and fitness coordinator at Kamehameha since 2008, said in a school release. “It is both humbling and exciting to have the opportunity to lead an exceptional staff and outstanding students, to continue the tradition of excellence that was established under the leadership of Bob Wagner.”
In addition to being an aide to Wagner, Weaver was the Warriors’ track and field coach as well as assistant in football and wrestling.
This will be his second stint as an AD in the Big Island Interscholastic Federation. Before coming to Kamehameha, Weaver headed Ka‘u High athletics for eight years.
“Mr. Weaver’s experience and familiarity with athletic and school operations will support and foster seamless efforts between the academia and athletics for our students at Kamehameha,” principal Lehua Veincent said in the release.
Weaver holds an undergraduate degree in physical education/biology from Southern Utah and a master’s in education technology from Lesley University in Massachusetts.
Wagner, a former University of Hawaii football coach, announced his retirement in April.