Mormon Coach Honored at Navy

Contributed By Jason Swensen, Church News staff writer

  • 7 December 2016

Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo—who was featured in the Church-produced documentary “Meet the Mormons”—was named the American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.

ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND

Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo—who was featured in the Church-produced documentary “Meet the Mormons”—was named the American Athletic Conference Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.

Brother Niumatalolo, 51, led the Midshipmen to a 7-1 conference record in 2016, clinching the West Division title and earning a spot in the December 3 conference championship game. Offensive production has defined the season. Navy is second in the NCAA in rushing yards, 11th in scoring at 41.7 points per game, and has the second-fewest turnovers (9) of any team in the nation.

Following the December 3 contest against Temple, the Midshipmen will wrap up their regular season with the annual Army-Navy game on December 10 and then begin preparations for a bowl game.

A native of La'ie, Hawaii, Brother Niumatalolo is a lifelong member and served a mission in California before playing quarterback at the University of Hawaii. He and his wife, Barbara, are the parents of three children.

Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo.