Navy names Niumatalolo as Johnson's s...

Navy names Niumatalolo as Johnson's successor

There are 8 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Dec 8, 2007, titled Navy names Niumatalolo as Johnson's successor. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

The U.S. Naval Academy didn't look very long -- or very far -- to find Paul Johnson's successor.

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Desert Warrior

Glendale, AZ

#1 Dec 8, 2007
I had a class with Niumatalolo back in the day at UH, and I can attest that what Johnson says about him being really smart and grabbing concepts quickly is true. I couldn't be happier for both Niumatalolo and Johnson, and wish them well in the future.

Since: Apr 07


#2 Dec 8, 2007
He has served under 2 of the best coaches Navy has ever had. He should do very well.
Joe Dalhart


#3 Dec 8, 2007
Congratulations and good luck. I'd love to see the Middies maintain the level of play and success they've put together in recent years.

Baltimore, MD

#4 Dec 8, 2007
This is fantastic !! To be keep the Navy Football head coach as an inhouse coach is GREAT !!! This team heading in the right direct is great for all Naval Academy and Navy service men who are so proud of this team.

We expect Coach Ken Niumatalolo to keep the Navy football team winning !! GO NAVY !! BEAT EVERYBODY !!!
Gill Thompson

United States

#5 Dec 8, 2007
I think this appointment of Ken Niumatalolo as the first head coach of Polynesian ancestry is long overdue. Kudos to Ken and the Navy Midshipmen. As we already know there are numerous football players in the NCAA and the NFL who are of polynesian ancestry, many of them have done very well for themselves, representing not only themselves but the islands of polynesia their origin. This is a huge day for these players and future coaches and players of polynesian ancestry to see what can be attained and accomplished through hard work, discipline, and the will to win. I believe this is just the tip of the iceberg and that Ken has now opened doors for future coaches of minority and polynesian ancestry to excel and succeed in the field of coaching not only football, but other major sports as well. As I said in the beginning, this was long overdue.
Go Navy

United States

#6 Dec 8, 2007
Congratulations! And thanks to Gladchuk for taking care of business so quickly.

On to the Poinsettia Bowl. The broadcast guys always have fun rattling off Kaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada. I'll bet they'll have fun with Niumatalolo, too.
Beat Army

Portsmouth, VA

#7 Dec 12, 2007
Coach Johnson - Thanks for your great work! You will be missed!

Caoch Niumatalolo - What a great fit! We look forward to you continuing the great work! Go Navy!


Since: Sep 07

land of BOO

#8 Dec 12, 2007
GO NAVY----Beat-ARMY-Air-Force-No tre Dame the tradition keeps getting better ........

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