JV/White girls VB
» Girls Volleyball
» JV Football
» JV/White Girls Vball
» Boys Volleyball
» Girls Water Polo
» JV Boys Volleyball
» Hoops in Hawaii Classic
» Magic Island Hawaii Classic
» Boys Basketball
» Girls Basketball
» Boys Soccer
» Girls Soccer
» JV Boys Basketball
» JV Girls Basketball
» JV Boys Soccer
» JV Girls Soccer
Prep Football Preview Special
Stacy Kaneshiro | ScoringLiveNovember 4, 2022, 2:57pm
Retired big league closer Chad Cordero has been named Iolani School's new softball coach.
Cordero succeeds another former big leaguer, Benny Agbayani, whom Iolani athletic director Eddie Maruyama said resigned after the past season. Agbayani led Iolani to a state title in 2019 and a runner-up finish last year. There were no state tournaments in 2020 and 2021 because of COVID.
Cordero's tie to Hawaii is his offseason club team, the California Bombers. Several players from Hawaii played for him, including Kalani infielder Madixx Muramoto and Mililani alumnus Cierra Yamamoto, a freshman with the University of Hawaii this coming season.
"I have many friends from Hawaii that I've met after coaching their daughters the last couple of seasons," Cordero wrote in a text message. "One of them had mentioned that the Iolani job had just opened and they thought I should apply for it."
He added that had support from coaches from here to apply for the job, one of them being former Mililani coach Mike Okimoto. "He was a huge help in making me feel welcomed and comfortable in taking the job," he texted.
Cordero, 40, spent seven seasons in the big leagues, the first six with the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals and the final season with Seattle. He registered 128 career saves, including an MLB-leading 47 coming in 2005, when he made the All-Star Game. He was the 20th overall pick by the Montreal Expos in 2003 out of Cal State-Fullerton. That same season, he made his major league debut.
Other former big leaguers to be head coaches at Hawaii high schools include John Matias at Pearl City and Damien, and Steve Trout (Molokai), both in baseball.
Every contribution, no matter the size, will help ScoringLive continue its mission to provide the best and most comprehensive coverage of high school sports in the state of Hawaii and beyond.
Please consider making a contribution today.
Taimane Souza-Fautanu threw a touchdown pass and ran for two other scores to help the Rough Riders turn...
The senior WR had four touchdown receptions in Waipahu's win over Waianae Friday, the same night that...
Ofa Falekaono was one of three Sabers with a rush TD and his pick-six in the fourth sparked Maui to their...
Tuli Tagovailoa-Amosa ran for an 18-yard touchdown with 23 seconds left to help the Red Raiders rally...
Jaron Sagapolutele led the way as the Sabers scored 24 unanswered in the third quarter to pull away from...
The Warriors rallied in the fourth quarter to remain unbeaten and hand Na Alii their first loss of the...