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'Iolani School Archives: One Team

The ‘Iolani School Archives collects, organizes, preserves and provides access to historical records of ‘Iolani School.


The ‘Iolani School Archives collects, organizes, preserves and provides access to historical records of ‘Iolani School.

Rev. Kenneth A. Bray

  • 'Iolani tenure: 1932 - 1952
  • Life: May 26, 1879 - January 9, 1953
  • Campus tribute: Bray Athletic Courtyard
  • One Team focus in athletics- introduced the concepts of coming together to achieve a goal, and the importance of every individual to the whole.
  • Biography:
    Father Kenneth A. Bray was a coach and director of athletics at ῾Iolani School from 1932 to 1952. He was born in England on May 26, 1879 and died in Hawai'i on January 9, 1953. A World War I veteran as a member of the American Expeditionary Forces, Bray also lent his clerical services locally during World War II. He greatly expanded the athletics program at 'Iolani School. Under his direction the school won six IHL championships: Football- 1939, 1940, 1950; Basketball-1951; Baseball-1950, 1951. He is credited with instilling the "One Team" ethos of the school. In addition, Bray served on the Board of Governors beginning with the school's incorporation in 1942. He was honored as a Contributor by the Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame in 1999.

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"Confidence Letter" 1950/51

Bray Confidence Letter

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Father Bray kneeling with
John Y. H. Lee, Class of 1947
Photograph taken in school year 1946/47
By T. Wong

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School Culture

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One Team Legacy

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Hamada Statue & One Team Wall

Hamada Statue & One Team wall, 2024 image

The life-size Eddie Hamada Statue and One Team wall were unveiled in January 2024.
Made possible by the Eddie Hamada Legacy Project of the Institutional Advancement Office.
Sculpted by Hawai'i artist Holly Young.

Edward "Eddie" K. Hamada

  • Edward Kiyoshi Hamada
  • Class of 1946
  • Played for Fr. Bray
  • 'Iolani tenure: 1954 - 1991
  • Life: January 27, 1928 - January 3, 2010
  • Campus tributes:
    • Hamada Track & Field
    • Statue & One Team wall
  • Mr. Hamada was a teacher, coach, and athletic director.
    He began his faculty career at 'Iolani as a teacher in the Math department and later became a Physical Education teacher prior to becoming the Director of Athletics in 1963.
    He spread the One Team ethos with kindness and love; expanded it to the whole school. He was sometimes referred to as Mr. 'Iolani or Mr. Aloha. One Team as it is today, with those feelings of love and kindness for each other, is the legacy of Mr. Hamada.

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Edward "Eddie" K. Hamada

Edward K. Hamada

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