Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Hilo
Gene Okamura has spent nearly a decade coaching at his alma mater starting in 2013 as an assistant coach at Hawai‘i Hilo.
2022 was a historic season for the Vulcans as they shared the title of PacWest Conference Co-Champions after finishing tied atop the regular season standings with a 9-1-0 record, but due to winning the head-to-head tiebreaker over Point Loma, Hawai‘i Hilo earned the conference automatic qualifier bid to advance to the NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Championship postseason for the first time.
The Hawai‘i-native has also split his time in the spring as head coach of the Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i girls and boys soccer teams with a HHSAA Boys Division II State Championship in 2022 and a girls state runner-up finish in 2016.
Okamura was one of the first three players recruited to play for the Hawai‘i Hilo men’s soccer inaugural season.
HAWAI‘I HILO WOMEN’S SOCCER RECORD
|Shortened COVID Spring Season|
NCAA West Region First Round
PacWest Coach of the Year
PacWest Scholar Athlete of the Year
PacWest WSOC Scholar Athlete of the Year
PacWest Player of the Year
PacWest Goalkeeper of the Year
PacWest Newcomer of the Year
|6 Seasons||40-31-15 Overall|
6 Major Awards
HAWAI‘I HILO MEN’S SOCCER RECORD
|2 Seasons||3-28-2 Overall|
0 Major Awards
» Waiakea High School (Hawai‘i) 2006
» University of Hawai‘i at Hilo 2010 – B.A. Administration of Justice
» Played four years for Hawai‘i Hilo.
» 2007 All-PacWest Honorable Mention.
» Competed in soccer and football at Waiakea High School.
2016-Present: University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
2020-Present: Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i (HS)
2014-2016: Kamehameha Schools Hawai‘i (HS)
2013-2015: University of Hawai‘i at Hilo (Assistant)
» U.S. Soccer Federation C License