Former HPA Football Coach Tom Goodspeed Starts Mainland Athletic Director Job

I didn’t even know that Hawaii Prep Academy had lost their football coach Tom Goodspeed until I just read the following:

Goodspeed was excited to finally take over the Dolphins Athletic Department.

“I have been looking to take a step up professionally and looking to get closer to family and friends,” said Goodspeed, who lived in Hawaii for the past 18 years. “It’s good to get back closer and on the mainland, and to an area with so much going on.”

Though Goodspeed will not coach a sport at Chadwick, he will be busy during the next couple of months and upcoming school year…

He had the following to say about his years at HPA:

…For the past 18 years, he has worked as an athletic director, coach and teacher on the Big Island of Hawaii. His first position there was in the town of Waimea at the Hawaii Preparatory Academy, where he spent 12 years … most of that time as a football and basketball coach and science teacher.

During his last three years at Hawaii Prep, the football team captured three-straight league titles, making it to the quarterfinal round before earning two-straight trips to the semifinals of the Big Island Interscholastic Federation playoffs.

Goodspeed spent his final six years in Hawaii at Parker School in Kamuela, where he coached girls and boys tennis.

“We did OK,” Goodspeed said. “It was a small school battling big schools. We were in the middle of the pack, but every year we sent a couple of kids to the state tournament.”

Goodspeed was hired by Chadwick in March and relocated to California on July 3. His family currently resides on campus, where he lives with his wife, Sheryl, and his daughter, Amara, 8. His stepdaughter, Kaffia, 21, attends the State University of New York at Purchase, where she’s a senior…

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