Puna Kaniho

15 Black Panther - Head Coach


Coach Bio

Coaching Career

  • Has been a volleyball coach at Aspire since 2020 working on both the boys and girls side.
  • Most recently assisted the 15 Black Panther
    • USAV 15 Club National Championship (2022).
  • He is currently the head coach for this year’s 15 Black Panther.
  • Earlier in 2020 was a volunteer assistant for GCU women’s volleyball team prior to their 2021 spring season.
  • Before moving back to Arizona, was a volunteer assistant at the University of Hawaii for the women’s team (2019)
    • Helped them advance to the Sweet Sixteen in that year’s tournament.
  • Also while back in Hawaii assisted the Kamehameha boys varsity team in the spring of 2020
    • Coached setting clinics and assisted a 14’s team both with Spike and Serve Volleyball Club.

Playing Career

  • Division 1 setter at Grand Canyon University.
  • Graduated in 2018
    • Finished with fourth-most assists in program history.
  • Prior to GCU, was a 3 year varsity player at Kamehameha Schools.
    • State champion (2011)
    • State runner-up (2013)
    • All-state player, Fab 15 selection (2013).
  • On the club side qualified for USAV Open Division all five years with Ka Ulukoa.