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On Thursday news broke that Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo would visit with BYU on Monday to discuss the Cougars head coach vacancy. This news only makes official what had been speculated since last week. Now that Navy has toppled Army it is officially time to open the discussion on Niumatalolo to BYU.
Niumatalolo has spent 20 years of his 25 year coaching career in Annapolis. Why would he leave his established job where he is loved? Or an even better question, why stay?
Why Ken Would Leave?
The Niumatalolo family has a tradition rich in the Mormon faith. Ken is a devout, third generation Mormon. Prior to his playing days Niumatalolo served his 2 year mission in Ventura California.
To illustrate how in tune he is with his faith it is worth point out that Niumatalolo made the decision as a head coach that he and his staff would have Sundays off to honor the Sabbath. In the coaching world Sundays are normally reserved for coaches meetings as well as film sessions. Niumatalolo has also been very active in the promotion of his religion. Earlier in 2015 he and his family were featured in the documentary Meet the Mormons.
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