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Ex-Hawaii football coach June Jones accepts job as Kapolei offensive coordinator

Jones coached at UH for nine seasons Jones coached at UH for nine seasons
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Former University of Hawaii head football coach June Jones has agreed to become the next offensive coordinator at Kapolei High School, the team's coach said during a live telecast on Saturday night.

"We have a new offensive coordinator, and a name probably familiar with most people in Hawaii," head coach Darren Hernandez said on OC16's telecast of the JPS Paradise Football Classic. "His name is June Jones."

The school posted an opening at the position after Galu Tagovailoa, father to quarterback prospects Tua (Saint Louis) and Taulia (Kapolei), resigned to spend more time watching his son's football games. Tua, who will be a senior at Saint Louis next season, is the state's top ranked quarterback prospect. 

Taulia, on the other hand, is only a freshman on the Hurricanes roster, though he was statistically one of the best quarterbacks in the state in 2015. His 2,781 yards were second in Hawaii's division one ranks only to his older brother's 2,916. The opportunity to coach a quarterback prospect of Taulia's caliber for the next three years likely factored into Jones' decision to join Kapolei's coaching staff.

"What happened was, after Taulia's first start, June gave me a call," Hernandez said. "We just kept talking, hooked up, I'm excited." 

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