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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, October 17, 2001

Kamehameha hires Darryl Gabriel

Advertiser Staff

Former St. Louis School basketball coach Darryl Gabriel has been named head boys' basketball coach at Kamehameha Schools, athletic director Blane Gaison announced yesterday.

Gabriel replaces Micah Kroeger, who was fired after one season.

From 1992-1999, Gabriel led the Crusaders to an overall record of 159-51, including five state tournament appearances and two league championships. He was named Interscholastic League of Honolulu Coach of the Year in 1995.

"I feel real good about this opportunity," Gabriel said. "We want to help the boys to become part of a close-knit family and learn that this is a very team-oriented sport. If they can come together that way, then we'll be very successful.

"As far as our aspirations for how we'll finish and things like that, I don't think I put a lot of stress on that. But definitely, making the state tournament will be one of our goals."

Gabriel, a former standout football and basketball player at Punahou School, was also selected Coach of the Year in 1988, when he led University High to the state championship. He served as a volunteer basketball coach at the University of Hawai'i in the early 1990s.