|JAMES OSHIRO-Head Coach (14th yr.)|
|Chaminade Cross-Country Coaches|
|Prior to coaching at Chaminade University, James Oshiro coached cross-country and track & field at Pearl City High School, as well as at various summer programs in the city of Honolulu. Oshiro took over the Chaminade Cross-Country program in 1992. In this year, the program was re-funded after two years of being a non-funded sport at Chaminade. In his inaugural season at Chaminade, Oshiro led his top woman to be the conference champion. This was the only race she had won in her collegiate career, which was also her last race. In 1994, he coached the first and only team win (with a 5 person scoring team) at Chaminade. Since this time, he has combined recruits from the island with recruits from the mainland & foriegn countries to develop runners who have consistently placed high at the conference meets.
Now, Oshiro has coached 10 of the fastest men in the 8 km at Chaminade and 10 of the fastest women in the 5 km at Chaminade. He has also coached the highest male and female finishers in the regional championship race. His teams have boasted a cummulative GPA over 3.00 annually for the past few years, getting All-American Academic Team recognition in 2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004. The program, under his guidance, has grown into a solid program with sound student-athletes that perform in the classroom, as well as improve in the races.
Oshiro is a graduate of George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. He was a member of the cross-country team that placed fourth at the NAIA National Championships. During his track seasons, Oshiro competed as a sprinter and was ranked 12th in the 400 meter hurdles. In his collegiate career, Oshiro also competed in the decathlon.
|DONALDO HOPPER-Assistant Coach (5th yr.)|
|Donaldo Hopper started as a student-athlete at Chaminade University. While at Chaminade, Hopper conistently improved to be a top 15 finisher amongst the Hawaii schools. Hopper has been one of the most improved performers while at Chaminade, becoming the top Chaminade runner in his senior season. He was a member of the 1998 to 2000 teams.
Donaldo graduated in 2000 with a degree in social studies. He is currently a substitute teacher at Pearl City H.S. and a valet. He resides in Mililani, Hawaii.
*When he's in shape, he'll run with the men's team....
|SHANE "AKA" AKAMINE-Assistant Coach (11th yr.)|
|Shane Akamine has been a long time supporter of the Chaminade Cross-Country program. He has recently retired from coaching at the high school level after over 20 years. Akamine first started supporting Chaminade Cross-Country by referring his former athletes to Chaminade. In time, his influence paid off with a handful of top student-athletes getting a college education while having the opportunity to compete. With a line of his former athletes at Chaminade, Akamine has supported Chaminade Cross-Country with generous donations. He was an "Honarary Assistant Coach" for 6 years and, now, has taken the "Honarary" claim off as he assists with the team's coaching duties.
"Aka," which his former runners call him, is currently a distributor/sales representative in Hawaii. He resides in Honolulu, Hawaii.
*He's also the guy that supplies a lot of the drinks and food for the team after practices....and he also, runs with the team when he's not tired to show up...