Sacred Hearts Academy Head Basketball Coach Dr. Richard Kasuya has been named the Hawaii winner of the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Double-Goal Coach Award. PCA's Double-Goal Coach Award is given to youth and high school sports coaches from throughout the U.S. who embody the ideals of the Double-Goal Coach, striving to win, while also pursuing the more important goal of teaching life lessons through sports. On April 28, Coach Kasuya will be a candidate for one of the four national awards that will be given at the annual PCA National Youth Sports Awards and Benefit at Stanford University.

Coach Dr. Richard Kasuya has coached, girls’ and boys’ community and prep basketball, for over 30 years. This year, he led Sacred Hearts Academy to their most successful ILH Division One campaign finishing in fourth place and being ranked in the state’s top ten throughout most of the season.

Coach Kasuya said, "I'm humbled and honored by this recognition.  I'm also very aware that this is not an individual award as much as it is a reflection of the philosophy, hard work and commitment of everyone associated with our program.”

Coach Kasuya is currently a member of the faculty at John A. Burns School of Medicine after recently returning to the classroom from his post as a Dean of the Medical School.

The Positive Coaching Alliance mission is to transform the youth sports culture into a Development Zone® where all youth and high school athletes have a positive, character building experience that results in ‘Better Athletes, Better People.’