H.C.R. NO.














urging the board of education to name the hilo high school gym after albert and lawrence manliguis.




     WHEREAS, for over five decades, Albert and Lawrence Manliguis, also known fondly as Al and Larry Manliguis, have been synonymous with high school athletic and academic excellence, as well as achievement in basketball, particularly at Hilo High School, where both brothers served as head coaches; and


     WHEREAS, Albert and Lawrence Manliguis together coached forty-eight consecutive seasons at Hilo High School, where they led the Hilo High School Vikings to many successful seasons during that time; and


     WHEREAS, known for their incredible dedication, mentorship, and phenomenal coaching style, which they brought to their student-athletes, the Manliguis brothers led the Vikings to three stellar state basketball championships: two state championship teams were coached by Lawrence Manliguis, and one state championship team was coached by Albert Manliguis; and


     WHEREAS, Albert and Lawrence Manliguis's fast-paced, up-tempo approach and full-court coaching style, along with the strong discipline, skills, and character that they nurtured in their student-athletes, led the Vikings to victory after victory; and


     WHEREAS, besides guiding Hilo High School to state championships in 1991 and 2000, Lawrence Manliguis also led the team to a runner-up finish in 1992, and to eleven Big Island Interscholastic Federation titles; and in addition to his state championship in 1964, Albert Manliguis led the Vikings to nineteen Big Island Interscholastic Federation championships; and


     WHEREAS, as the pride of Hilo High School and the Big Island community, it is only fitting to name Hilo High School Gym after Albert and Lawrence Manliguis for the honor and distinction they have brought to generations of Viking student-athletes and their families and for their noteworthy contributions and achievements to the sport of basketball at Hilo High School and in the State; now, therefore,


     BE IT RESOLVED by the House of Representatives of the Thirty-first Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2021, the Senate concurring, that the Board of Education is urged to name Hilo High School Gym after Albert and Lawrence Manliguis for their longstanding commitment to athletic and academic excellence; and


     BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to Chairperson of the Board of Education, Superintendent of Education, and Principal of Hilo High School.









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Hilo High School; Gym; Naming for Albert and Lawrence Manliguis