Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Hires Varsity Baseball, Softball and Boys Soccer Coaches
Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Director of Athletics Glennie Adams announced the hiring of three varsity head coaches: Daryl Kitagawa (baseball); Leo Sing Chow (softball); and Uri Barron-Silva (boys soccer).
(Kamehameha Schools) - Kamehameha Schools Kapalama Director of Athletics Glennie Adams announced the hiring of three varsity head coaches: Daryl Kitagawa (baseball); Leo Sing Chow (softball); and Uri Barron-Silva (boys soccer).
“We welcome Daryl, Leo and Uri to our athletics ‘ohana, and recognize these leaders for bringing a passion for their sport, knowledge and expertise, character and dedication to our school and our student-athletes,” Adams said.
Kitagawa was a member of the Warriors’ state championship squad as a senior at KS Kapalama in 1987, and went on to play collegiate baseball at Hawai‘i Pacific College and California State University, Long Beach where he helped the team reach the 1991 NCAA Division I College World Series. He served as an assistant coach on the KS Kapalama baseball team in 2017 and ’18.
Sing Chow returns to coach the Warriors after helping the team claim the 2002 state championship as a high school senior; that year, she was named State and ILH Player of the Year. After playing collegiate softball at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo and receiving multiple All-American Scholar-Athlete honors, Sing Chow has remained active in the coaching community. She brings valuable head coaching experience after leading the Hilo High School varsity and J.V. programs and multiple club teams, and has also served as an assistant coach at UH Hilo and Wai‘anae High School.
Barron-Silva will lead the Warriors on the soccer pitch, and currently serves as head coach for both the Hawai‘i State Olympic Development Team and O‘ahu United Soccer Club. The Hilo High School graduate was a four-year starter with the Vikings through 2006. Previously, he coached boys soccer at KS Hawai‘i, girls soccer as an assistant at Campbell High School, and has coached multiple club squads including the Kailua Bulls and Rush Soccer Club.