HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Doug Cosbie was an All-American tight end at Santa Clara, an All-Pro with the Dallas Cowboys, and helped build the surfing brand O'Neil when his football days were done. So how did he end up as the new head coach of the Kamehameha-Kapalama football team?
The decision to apply for the job came on a whim.
"The whole process started with an email from a guy I used to coach," said Cosbie. "He kind of jokingly sent me an email saying, our schools looking for a new football coach, you should apply."
Cosbie's football philosophy may have landed him the job, but he says it was the school's mission statement and social contributions that attracted him to Kamehameha in the first place.
"I'm just a firm believer that the only way to make change in the world and the culture in society is through education and knowledge," said Cosbie.
Many schools around the state have already finished spring practice, but Cosbie is still finalizing his coaching staff, meeting with 33 coaches in the last two days.
His blueprint will mirror much of what he learned during his career in the NFL, as well as the things he learned from former 49ers head coach Bill Walsh, who architected the West Coast Offense.