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Navy Football Coach Ken Niumatalolo Out After 15 Seasons

By some media accounts, he didn't see it coming, but a day after Navy lost to Army in Philadelphia, Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk announced Sunday that head football coach Ken Niumatalolo will not return for the 2023 season. Defensive coordinator Brian Newberry has been named head coach on an interim basis. 

In statements posted on Naval Academy Director of Athletics Chet Gladchuk Gladchuk say, "Our sincerest gratitude to Coach Ken for what has been a distinguished and impactful legacy at the Naval Academy... Navy football flourished for many years under his leadership. He will forever be remembered for the influence he has had on the lives of those who played for him. We all have great respect and appreciation for his 25 years of service to the Academy."
The 57-year oldNiumatalolo, who has been the head coach since 2008, leaves the Naval Academy with a record of 109-83 (.568) and is the winningest coach in school history. 

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