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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Paola takes over as Saint Louis AD

By Wes Nakama
Advertiser Staff Writer

Saint Louis School has named science teacher Ed Paola as its new athletic director, effective immediately.

Paola, who also has served as science department chair and summer school director, replaces Ulima Afoa, who was let go in late February after about 19 months on the job. Paola has been at Saint Louis for five years and has 10 years experience in school administration, including a stint as an athletic director in Louisiana.

A school official said Paola would be available for comment today, adding that the search committee was seeking someone "who was going to hit the ground running and clearly understood the institution's goals and visions."

Paola will continue to teach science and maintain his role as senior class advisor, according to the school. Scott Gonsalves, who had been interim athletic director the past six weeks, "will continue to assist with athletic (department) duties and responsibilities," the school official said.