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Roloos resigns as Baldwin football coach, full story

July 4, 2013 - Robert Collias
Baldwin High School football has arguably been the flagship program in any sport for the Maui Interscholastic League for the last decade.

Now, the Bears face a preseason slate of Saint Louis and Mission Viejo, Calif. — ranked as the No. 2 California football dynasty by MaxPreps.com with a 136-19-1 record over the last 12 seasons — with a team that is in a state of flux.

Record-setting quarterback Keelan Ewaliko has taken his talents to Manoa, coach A.J. Roloos has resigned while under investigation by the Department of Education into alleged inappropriate interaction with students, and a lot of the close-knit coaching staff now works in Pukalani.

We have not heard the last of this, but here is the start of the Roloos story, something you can only read at The Maui News:

WAILUKU - Baldwin High School football coach A.J. Roloos has resigned his position after six

seasons - all of which resulted in Maui Interscholastic League Division I championships - school Principal Catherine Kilborn confirmed Tuesday.

Roloos guided the Bears to the semifinals of the state tournament in 2007 and 2011.

"Yes, he has," Kilborn replied when asked if Roloos had resigned.

She didn't know the exact date but believed the resignation was tendered in the latter part of June. He has been the subject of a state Department of Education investigation over alleged inappropriate interaction with students.

Keneke Pacheco, a 13-year assistant coach for the Bears, has been named interim head coach for the 2013 season by school Athletic Director Kahai Shishido. Kilborn said the job will be open after this season. With less than a month to go before practice begins, she said that it was not possible to go through a formal job search this year.

"I'm very excited," said the 52-year-old Pacheco, a 1979 Maui High School graduate. "The whole opportunity to be part of Baldwin football at a bigger capacity, I think it's a great challenge for me."

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