|Born||January 22, 1913|
Honolulu, Hawaii Territory, U.S.
|Died||March 9, 2007 94) (aged|
Kailua, Hawaii, U.S.
|Alma mater||University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Administrative career (AD unless noted)|
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Thomas Kaauwai Kaulukukui (January 22, 1913 – March 9, 2007) was an American football player and coach.He served as the head coach at the University of Hawaiʻi in 1941, as co-head coach with Eugene Gill, and from 1946 to 1950. From 1956–1959 he served as head coach of ʻIolani preparatory school in Honolulu.
Kaulukukui was a standout college athlete who earned 17 letters in five sports and was the University of Hawaii's first All-American football player. He was nicknamed "Grass Shack" by legendary sportswriter Grantland Rice.His number, #32, is only one of two numbers to have ever been retired by the Hawaii football program.
|Hawaii Rainbows (Independent)(1941)|
|Hawaii Rainbows (Independent)(1946–1950)|
Famed Big Island athlete did it all, then went on to coach at UH, ʻIolani
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The 1950 Hawaii Rainbows football team represented the University of Hawaiʻi as an independent during the 1950 college football season. In their sixth season under head coach Tom Kaulukukui, the Rainbows compiled a 5–4–2 record.
The 1949 Hawaii Rainbows football team represented the University of Hawaiʻi as an independent during the 1949 college football season. In their fifth season under head coach Tom Kaulukukui, the Rainbows compiled a 6–3 record.
The 1948 Hawaii Rainbows football team represented the University of Hawaiʻi as an independent during the 1948 college football season. In their fourth season under head coach Tom Kaulukukui, the Rainbows compiled a 7–4–1 record.