A life lost from coronavirus: Hawaii football coach Willie Talamoa prepped kids for life

This 2017 photo provided by Ke'ala Aki shows from left to right, Farrington High School junior varsity football coaches Vale Masalosalo, Taleni Iiua, Kinohi Aki and Willie Talamoa, in Honolulu. A Honolulu community is mourning the loss of Talamoa, a mentor, football coach and father figure, who died after contracting COVID-19. (Ke'ala Aki/via AP)

HONOLULU — Honolulu football coach Willie Talamoa bought his players cleats, drove them to practice and often stayed late to talk with those having trouble in school.