Athletics

Athletics

The athletic program at ‘Iolani School was founded by the late Father Kenneth A. Bray, ‘Iolani's legendary football, basketball and baseball coach from 1932 to 1953. ‘Iolani's "One Team" concept originated with Father Bray, establishing a tradition for modesty, sportsmanship and unity in athletics that is still practiced today.

In 2011-12, ‘Iolani sponsored 32 varsity girls and boys athletic teams in 20 different sports, including judo, kayaking and cheerleading.  Numerous junior varsity, intermediate and extra curricular teams further expand our athletic program. 

The school is a member of the Interscholastic League of Honolulu and the Hawai'i High School Athletic Association.

Athletic participation has been consistently high at ‘Iolani. In 2011-12, 72% of students (958) participated in at least one sport, and 44% participated in more than one (585). The overall total of 958 set a new school record, passing the total of 954 from 2005-06.

Participation was 81% among boys (518) and 64% among girls (440). When all the one-, two-, three- and four-sport athletes are counted for every sport in which they participated, ‘Iolani sponsored the competition of 1,720 athletes in 2011-12.

Dedicated coaches make the athletic experience a time of learning and growth for all students.  Playing sports at ‘Iolani is not about winning or losing -- it's about school pride -- and the experience gained from being a part of "One Team."

 

 

Available Sports at ‘Iolani

Sport Gender and Season Offered Levels Offered
Sport Boys Girls Int-Intermediate (Gr. 7-8)
JV-Jr. Varsity (Gr. 9-11)
Var-Varsity (Gr. 9-12)
Baseball Spring No INT, JV, Varsity
Basketball Winter Winter INT, JV, Varsity
Bowling Fall Fall JV and Varsity only
Cheerleading INT (Fall, Winter), JV (Fall, Winter), Varsity (Fall, Winter)
Cross Country Fall Fall INT, JV, Varsity
Diving Winter Winter INT, JV, Varsity
Football INT and Varsity only
Golf Spring Spring INT and Varsity only
Judo Spring Spring INT, JV, Varsity
Kayaking Fall Fall JV and Varsity only
Paddling Winter Winter JV and Varsity only
Sailing Spring Spring JV and Varsity only
Soccer Winter Winter INT, JV, Varsity
Softball No Spring INT, JV, Varsity
Swimming Winter Winter INT, JV, Varsity
Tennis Yes Yes INT (Winter), JV (Fall), Varsity (Spring)
Track & Field Spring Spring INT, JV, Varsity
Volleyball Spring Fall INT, JV, Varsity
Water Polo Fall Spring INT and Varsity only
Wrestling Winter Winter INT, JV (boys), Varsity

“‘Iolani students are compassionate, intelligent, perceptive and full of energy. Learning takes place in and out of the classroom on all levels: academic, athletic, artistic, social, emotional and spiritual. Day after day, the students amaze me. These exceptional young people are passionate about life and committed to reaching their potential.”