National Letter of Intent (NLI)

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National Letter of Intent signing day for prospective football student-athletes is the first Wednesday in February each year.

What is NLI? It is a binding agreement between a prospective student-athlete and the NLI member institution.

  • A prospective student-athlete agrees to attend the institution full-time for one academic year (two semesters or three quarters).
  • The institution agrees to provide athletics financial aid for one academic year (two semesters or three quarters).

This year, NLI signing day is 04 February

Na Koa will be hosting a special NLI Signing Day Reception that night at Kapiolani Community College’s Ka ‘Ikena Dining Room with heavy pupus prepared by the award-winning culinary program students and a selected hosted bar.

Limited table purchases available at $2,500 (seats 8 plus 1 assistant coach). Click here ( Nakoa – HNL Oahu 2015 ) for registration information.

Be among the first to have an in-depth discussion on the University of Hawaii 2015 recruit class!

BIG ISLAND FANS….Coaches Chow and Gouveia will be coming to the Imiloa Astronomy Center the next day…05 February. Tickets at $25 and will include a buffet lunch and soft drinks. Click here ( NLI Hilo 2015_KF ) for registration information.

Contact Na Koa with any questions or for more information.

23 Football Student-Athletes Graduate

Fall 2014The University of Hawaii-Manoa 2014 Fall Commencement was held on December 20, 2014 at the Stan Sheriff Center. We’re proud to announce the student-athletes listed below  who received their undergraduate diplomas.

The Na Koa Football Club underwrites 100% of the cost of the players’ attending summer school including tuition and fees, books, and housing. All players are required to remain on campus and attend two sessions of summer school in order to maintain eligibility and to graduate on-time.

Thank you for donating to Na Koa to make graduation for these student-athletes possible and CONGRATULATIONS graduates!!

Kody Afusia, Sociology

Nick Childs, History

Dustin Elisara, Sociology

Calen Friel, Family Resources

Taylor Graham, Finance and International Business (double major)

Tony Grimes, Sociology

Tyler Hadden, Communications (major), Business (minor)

Jeremy Higgins, Sports Psychology

Joey Iosefa, Sociology, Samoan Language (certificate)

Marcus Langkilde, Family Resources

Dave Lefotu, Family Resources

Frank Loyd, Finance and Management (double major)

Dee Maggitt, Political Science

Marcus Malepeai, Family Resources

Joshua Manapuna, Pacific Islands Studies

Michael Martin, Sociology

Daniel Masifilo, Sociology

Jordan Pu’u Robinson, Communications

Moses Samia, Sociology

Sean Shigematsu, Management

Kanakalele Silva, Kinesiology & Rehab Science

TJ Taimatuia, Sociology

Beau Yap, Sociology




Scott Harding Named MVP

IMG_8276aScott Harding received the Most Valuable Player award at the 2014 Alec Waterhouse Awards Luau held at the UH grass practice field.  Harding also won the award last year.

Offensive lineman Ben Clark garnered the offensive player of the Year for the second time in three years.

Defensive lineman Beau Yap was named the defensive player of the year award for the second straight year.

Kicker Tyler Hadden earned the special teams player of the year award.

The Scout Team Award winners were freshmen running back Ryan Tuiasoa and offensive lineman Tavita Eli on offense and freshmen defensive lineman Ka’aumoana Gifford and linebacker Tumua Tuinei on defense.


2014 Award Winners

Alec Waterhouse Most Valuable Player Award: Scott Harding

Offensive Player of the Year: Ben Clarke

Defensive Player of the Year: Beau Yap

Special Teams Player of the Year: Tyler Hadden

Scout Team Awards: Ryan Tuiasoa & Tavita Eli (offense) and Ka’au Gifford & Tumua Tuinei (defense)

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