Chaminade University Athletics on Monday announced the hiring of Ty Aki as the new head coach of Silverswords' women's tennis team. He replaces Keawe Ayau who resigned last month.
Aki, who owns the Hawai‘i Tennis Academy in Honolulu, has nearly 30 years of athletics and coaching experience in the sport and is currently the head coach at Pac-Five for both boys and girls tennis programs. He guided Kalei Gora of Saint Francis School to three straight Hawai‘i High School Athletic Association girls singles titles from 2004-06 and as well as Island Pacific Academy's Matt Westmoreland to a runner-up finish in the HHSAA Boys Championship in 2007. (Under HHSAA rules, Pac-Five, a conglomeration of smaller private high schools on O‘ahu, cannot compete for team championships, but individuals are allowed to play under the school they attend).
Previously, he was the director of the Hickam Tennis Center on the Hickam Air Force Base and oversaw the center's junior and adult programs.
Aki holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Hawai‘i-West O‘ahu campus and received his Master's in Educational Technology from UH-Manoa.
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