Leilehua High School
|Leilehua High School|
|1515 California Avenue
Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786
|Motto||"Home of the Mighty Mules"|
|School district||Central District|
|Principal||Mr. Jason Nakamoto|
|Number of students||1,822 (approx.)|
|Color(s)||Green and Gold|
|Athletics||Oahu Interscholastic Association|
|Rival||Mililani High School
Radford High School
|Military||United States Army JROTC|
Leilehua High School is a public, co-educational, college preparatory high school in Wahiawa, Hawaii on the island of Oʻahu. It is part of the Hawaii State Department of Education, nationally recognized as a Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education, and fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school was first established in 1924, when Hawaii was still a territory and located close to present day Schofield Barracks. The graduating class of 1928 totaled 15 students, all dependents of military personnel. It relocated to its present 32-acre (130,000 m2) campus in the historic town of Wahiawa in 1949. The layout of the Leilehua facility was designed to represent openness, tranquility, and harmony with the environment. Buildings of an older vintage are blended among an abundance of trees and greenery. The campus boasts sculptures by Satoru Abe, Bumpei Akaji, Claude Horan, Rick Mills, Jacob Sakaguchi, and Ken Shutt.
1949: The Schofield High and Grammar School and Leilehua High School were combined and built on its present 32 acre (129,000 m²) site.
1973: Leilehua won its first state basketball championship under coach Richard Townsend. The roster included Rick Wagner, who later played at football at the University of Hawaii.
1984: Leilehua won its first Oahu Prep Bowl under coach Hugh Yoshida. Leilehua defeated Saint Louis 10-0.
1993: Leilehua was selected as a Nationally Recognized School of Excellence.
1996: Leilehua earned a maximum six-year term of accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
2004: Leilehua High School named its stadium after its former football coach Hugh Yoshida.
2007, 2008 Coach Shawn Nakata led the mules to a back to back state titles with the help of Bryce Jenkins (the schools top runner/ individual state champion)
2011, Coach Shawn Nakata made history having the first undefeated team in state history. The team was led by Elliot Estrada (state runner up) Dylan Martinez, Brandon Miya, Christopher Olverson, Joshua Castro and Freshmen brother Jordan Castro who later became the OIA 3000m champion and holder of several state records on the JV level.
|Hail to Leilehua
Alma mater dear
Sing a joyful chorus
Sound it far and near
Rally round her banner
We will never fail
Leilehua alma mater
Hail! hail! hail!
|Ethnicity||Leilehua HS||State Average|
|American Indian/Alaskan Native||<1%||<1%|
|Statistics for the 2008-2009 school year.|
|Fall||bowling, cheerleading (J/V), cross country running, air riflery, soft tennis, marching band||football (J/V)||softball (J), volleyball|
|Winter||basketball (J/V), paddling, soccer (J/V), swimming, wrestling (J/V)||baseball (J)||tennis (J)|
|Spring||golf, judo, tennis (V), track and field||baseball (V), volleyball (V)||softball (V), water polo|
|Hugh Yoshida Stadium ("The Hugh")||football, soccer, track and field, marching band|
|Ka'ala Elementary School Softball Field*||softball|
|Fred Wright Park (Wahiawa District Park)*||baseball, swimming, water polo|
|Paul T. Kobayashi Gymnasium
& Richard Townsend Court
|basketball, volleyball, judo, wrestling, cheerleading|
|Army JROTC Firing Range||air riflery|
|Leilehua Tennis Complex||tennis, soft tennis|
|* Located off campus|
|Air riflery (boys)||1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2003|
|Air riflery (girls)||1995, 1996, 1997, 2000|
|Cross country (boys)||2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012|
|Cross country (girls)||2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011|
|Football||1940, 1974, 1984, 2007|
|Golf (combined)||1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975|
|Riflery, .22 (boys)*||1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001|
|Riflery, .22 (girls)*||1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2001|
|Soccer (girls jv)||2012|
|Soccer (girls varsity)||2011|
|Soft tennis (boys)||1980, 1981, 1994|
|Soft tennis (girls)||1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1996, 2003, 2004|
|Swimming and diving (boys)||1984, 1985, 1993, 1999, 2000, 2005|
|Swimming and diving (girls)||1995|
|Tennis (girls)||1983, 1985|
|Track & field (girls)||1977, 1978, 1979|
|Volleyball (boys)||1973, 1974, 1984|
|* Discontinued in 2001|
|Cross country (boys)||2007, 2008, 2011|
|Cross country (boys individual)||2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010|
|Golf (boys)||1974, 1975|
|Golf (boys individual)||1975|
|Golf (girls individual)||2004|
|Tennis (girls individual)||1982|
|Tennis (girls double)||1999|
|Track & field (boys)||1976, 1983|
|Wrestling (boys individual)||1996 (3), 1968, 1977, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1982, 1984 (2), 1995 (2), 1996, 1998, 2003, 2007|
|Wrestling (girls individual)||1998, 1999, 2000|
|* Oahu Prep Bowl Championship|
Leilehua Mules football
The Leilehua Mules varsity football team is a Division I team representing the OIA Red conference, West Division. Nolan Tokuda has served as the team's head coach since 2004. The Mules have won two Division I titles in 1984 and 2007. The Leilehua football program has produced a number of NFL players such as Adrian Murrell, Al Harris, and Lauvale Sape (see notable alumni).
- Mililani Trojans, Cross-Town Rival (Main)
- Waianae Seariders
- Radford Rams, Unity Bowl (Army vs. Navy)
Coaches and history
|Season||Head Coach||Record||Division (West)||Conference (OIA)||State|
|1984||Ralph McMurtry||--||--||OIA-Red Champ¹||--|
|74-84||Hugh Yoshida||--||West Champ (x2)||OIA-Red Champ (x2)||Prep Bowl Champ|
|96º-01||Cass Ishitani||--||--||OIA-White Champ||--|
|2004||Nolan Tokuda*||11-3||2nd West||3rd Place OIA-Red||State DI Runner-Up|
|2005||Nolan Tokuda||4-5||3rd West||Lost OIA-Red Playoffs||--|
|2006||Nolan Tokuda||7-4||2nd West, Co-Champ||Lost OIA-Red Playoffs||--|
|2007||Nolan Tokuda||10-4||5th West||OIA-Red Champ||State DI Champ|
|2008||Nolan Tokuda||11-3||West Champ||3rd Place OIA-Red||State DI Runner-Up|
|2009||Nolan Tokuda||9-4||1st West, Co-Champ||OIA Red Runner-Up||Lost Semi-Final|
|2010||Nolan Tokuda||8-4||2nd West, Co-Champ||3rd Place OIA-Red||Lost Semi-Final|
|2011||Mark Kurisu (interim)||10-2-1||West Champ||3rd Place OIA-Red||Lost Semi-Final|
|2012||Nolan Tokuda||7-4||2nd West||Lost OIA-Red Playoffs||--|
|2013||Nolan Tokuda||6-4||5th West||Lost OIA-Red Playoffs|
|OIA Red titles: 1940, 1974, 1984, 2007|
|*= coach of the year
º= white division (D II)
¹= first ever OIA-Red Title in league history
-- information not available
- Scott Loucks MLB player (Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates)
- Adrian Murrell, NFL player
- Al Harris, NFL player
- Lauvale Sape, NFL player
- Paul Dombroski, NFL player
- Ray Austin, NFL player
- Elmelindo Rodrigues Smith, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army; Medal of Honor recipient
- Antonio Taguba, the second Filipino-American U.S. Army general
- Marcus Oshiro, Hawaii state representative
- Robert Bunda, Hawaii state senator
- Bryant Moniz, Hawaii Warriors quarterback
- Errol M. Kealii Blaisdell (Errol Aken), Traditional Hawaiian Entertainer, Multiple Hoku Award Finalist & Songwriter
- Henry D. Pouncil, Jr., Muralist, Artist
- Charles Tuaau, NFL player
- Martin Iosefo, professional rugby player with the United States national rugby team
- 1928 "The Lei Lehua" year book
- "Leilehua honors former coach"
- GreatSchools ‒ Leilehua High School
- Adrian Murrell Archived 2007-09-30 at the Wayback Machine.
- Al Harris Archived 2010-02-12 at the Wayback Machine.
- Lauvale Sape Archived 2012-10-17 at the Wayback Machine.
- Paul Dombroski Archived 2010-02-20 at the Wayback Machine.
- Ray Austin Archived 2009-01-04 at the Wayback Machine.
- Antonio Taguba
- Marcus Oshiro Archived 2008-04-14 at the Wayback Machine. Hawaii Capitol. Retrieved on May 21, 2009.
- Robert Bunda Hawaii Capitol. Retrieved on May 21, 2009.
- "LOST Rolling Along"
- Leilehua High School Official Website
- Leilehua High School Alumni Website
- MulesRule.com (school photo gallery)