KEA‘AU, Hawai‘i – (Kamehameha Schools/Pakalani Bello) Kimo Weaver has been named new athletic director at Kamehameha Hawai‘i, Po‘o Kumu Lehua Veincent announced today.
Weaver replaces Bob Wagner, the first athletic director at KS Hawai‘i, who announced his retirement in April. Weaver was the Athletic and Fitness Coordinator at KS Hawai‘i since 2008, assisting Wagner in the athletic department. His responsibilities included scheduling the use of campus athletic facilities and was the head track and field coach, along with an assistant varsity football and wrestling coach.
"I am grateful and honored to be named athletic director at Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i," said Weaver. "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."
Prior to coming to KS Hawai‘i, Weaver spent eight years as athletic director at Ka‘u High School. He also spent eight years as a science teacher and football, wrestling and track coach in the Clark County School District, in Las Vegas, Nev., from 1992-2000.
"I welcome Mr. Kimo Weaver as the new athletic director of the school beginning this school year," Veincent said. "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. With Mr. Weaver at the helm of the athletic department working with students, faculty and staff, administration, ‘ohana and communities that we serve, we are looking forward to actions, discussions and dialogues that are meaningful and purposeful in putting our students first while upholding the legacy of our Ali‘i, Pauahi."
Weaver grew up in Hau‘ula and Kailua on O‘ahu, before his family relocated to Guam, and then to Utah, where he graduated from North Sevier High School. He earned his undergraduate degree at Southern Utah University in Physical Education/Biology, before earning his Masters in Education Technology from Lesley University in Cambrigde, Mass. He is a certified athletic administrator through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.