Correa joins Island School’s team

PUHI — Kirk Correa, long time local resident and coach, will assume new duties as the athletic director at Island School.

He replaces Ron Conrad, who will be leaving Island School in June to pursue other interests.

Correa graduated from St. Louis School in Honolulu. He has coached numerous sports, both at the high school level and within the community. Correa’s experiences in athletics make him an ideal candidate to continue to nurture the growing athletic program at Island School.

When asked about this assignment Correa said, “It has always been a goal of mine to assist in building a high school sports program where I can share my knowledge of athletics with students.”

He went on to say, “High school sports play a significant role in a high school student’s life. In sports students learn commitment, time management, discipline, self-confidence, motivation and social skills.”

When Robert Springer, head of school was asked about Correa joining the Island School ranks, he said, “We are very excited to have such a willing and able person from the local community who is able to work with our student-athletes.”

Island School students will continue to participate in cross country, air riflery, swimming, canoe paddling, tennis, and track.

Correa and the Island School community are also excited about the new gym soon to be under construction.

This will pave the way for the development of future Island School volleyball and basketball teams.

Correa has coached most recently at Kauai High School as a JV head football coach, but he has also been very active within the larger Kaua’i community coaching baseball, basketball, soccer, and Pop Warner. Correa has also been very involved with Island School as the softball intramural coach for the last three years.

He is the son of Jerry and Maxine Correa of Kalaheo. Kirk, being the youngest of three children, grew up on Kaua’i and attended Holy Cross School, K-8. He then went on to St. Louis High school where he graduated in 1985. While at St. Louis, he participated in football, baseball, and wrestling.

Correa is married to Michelle; they are the proud parents of three children; Dallas, Shannin-Alana, and Kari-Makenna.

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