Kale Ane followed footsteps of father to coaching
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Kale Ane followed footsteps of father to coaching

Father and son both played in NFL before coaching Hawaii high school football

Photo: Kale Ane asked his father Charles to join him on the Punahou staff

Charles Teetai Ane Jr.’s recent enshrinement with the Polynesian Hall of Fame Class of 2016 was an opportunity to celebrate Hawaii’s first NFL Pro Bowl player as well as a father-son football bond long famed on the islands.

Ane Jr. was inducted posthumously in a ceremony at the Polynesian Cultural Center Jan. 30 on Oahu’s North Shore. His was presented by Charles Teetai Ane III, his son that goes by the nickname Kale (pronounced Kawl-ee).

Kale Ane followed footsteps of father from NFL to coaching

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

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