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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Saturday, January 12, 2002

Isle File
High school gives boot to Tatupu

Advertiser Staff and News Services

The Mosi Tatupu era at King Philip Regional High School in Wrentham, Mass., is over.

The former New England Patriots running back was told that he and his staff will not be rehired for the 2002 season, The Sun Chronicle of Attleboro reported.

Tatupu had a 29-43 record in seven seasons at the high school, which has about 1,000 students from the towns of Wrentham, Plainville and Norfolk.

King Philip had just one win last season, but was 8-2, 6-4 and 8-2 in the previous three.

School officials, citing a confidentiality code involving personnel matters, refused to comment.

"I had an inkling it might happen," Tatupu told the newspaper. "They want to go in another direction and I don't have anything nice to say. So I won't say anything at all and leave it at that."

Tatupu, a former resident of Hawai'i and a Punahou School graduate who played at Southern California, played for the Patriots from 1978 to 1990.


• Nike clinics in March: The Seventh Annual Nike Hawai'i Football clinic will be held March 1-3 at the Turtle Bay Hilton Hotel.

Learn techniques and drills from top college coaches such as defensive packages from USC coach Pete Carroll, the spread passing game from BYU coach Gary Crowton or special team drills from University of Hawai'i's Rich Miano.

There will be 11 clinics. Fee: $80 per clinic before Feb. 25, $90 after. For more information call: Rick Sakata 896-2140.


• Wilson is first recipient: Artie Wilson, realtor and partner for Prudential Locations, and the University of Hawai'i men's basketball analyst for television station K5, has been named the first recipient of the Kane Fernandez Community Service Award.

The award is presented by the UH Letterwinner's Club, and is named for the former Chairman and CEO of Fernandez Entertainment Inc. and UH Letterwinner's Club Director who passed away in January 2000.


• Wahine is all-district: University of Hawai'i's Erin Schremser, starting central defender and co-captain, was named to the Verizon Academic All-District 8 Women's Soccer team.

Schremser, a senior from Kingston, Wash., was one of 11 selections from a district that includes California, Washington, Arizona, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, and Hawai'i.

Schremser has a 3.89 cumulative GPA in elementary education.