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Randy Casco retires after 25 years of service as Lahaina Intermediate’s PE teacher

By BY WALTER CHIHARA - | Sep 24, 2020

Randy and Stacy Casco look forward to retirement, but they plan to stay active in the community.

LAHAINA — They are a family that truly represents the integrity and strength of the Lahaina community. For generations, the Casco ohana has reverberated here on the West Side as grassroots promoters of aloha.

After raising three upstart boys to highly successful lives in their 38 married years, Randy (one of the eight Casco kids that grew up in Lahaina) and Stacy Casco now approach their retirement dates — albeit with seven grandchildren scurrying about at their feet — but remain active in the community where they have grown their family.

Matriarch Stacy continues her lifelong career in human resources management, while patriarch Randy has retired after 25 years of service as a physical education teacher at Lahaina Intermediate School and as a track and field coach at Lahainaluna High School.  

Both have remained active with the traditional martial art of Taekwondo in the program he established 40 years ago. Today, Casco’s Taekwondo continues under the guidance of Master Randy, who holds the rank of 8th Dan, or eighth degree black belt, a status at the top of the art in the state and across the United States Taekwondo Federation.   

Perhaps their most important accomplishment has come in the nurturing of their three sons. Growing up in the boom years of West Side growth and development, the family remained committed to education and physical health.

Kawika, Kainoa and Lake all graduated with high academic honors that carried through to college careers. 

The three boys also graduated from Lahainaluna as the most decorated and honored student-athletes in the illustrious history at the oldest school west of the Rockies.

All three were two-time state wrestling champions, all-state football standouts on Maui Interscholastic League title-winning teams, and leaders on several other sports programs.

Today, they have started families of their own while continuing the Casco tradition of community service and commitment.

Kawika is a Maui County firefighter, Kainoa works as a sustainability project manager with agricultural company Mahi Pono, and Lake is an energy engineer. 

An illustrious family resume indeed. A truly remarkable contribution to the values of life and the establishment of a positive pathway to a future of peace and enlightenment. 

Mahalo to you all!