Before becoming a teacher, football coach, and strength and conditioning coach, Coach Kaanapu played offensive line for the Oregon Ducks. He has since coached for 28 years, with 16 having been spent at Churchill High School in Eugene, Oregon. He’s coached the Lancers to four conference championships (2000, 2006, 2017, 2018). The 2017 conference champions went on to a State Championship appearance. Coach Kaanapu has coached three noted NFL players, Tim Euhus, Jordan Kent, and David Vobora. He resides in Eugene, Oregon with his wife Julie.