Navy officials release statement from Ken Niumatalolo

Navy officials have released a statement from head coach Ken Niumatalolo. Niumatalolo visited BYU to interview for the vacant head coach job there but has decided to remain at the Naval Academy.

Niumatalolo's statement is as follows: 

"It was a long and agonizing two days, probably the hardest two days of my life, but the Naval Academy has been my life for the last 18 years and I love it here. I love the kids that go to school here and the people I work with. BYU was something I need to look into because of my faith and the opportunity to coach my two sons, but ultimately I decided to stay at the Naval Academy because this is the best place for me and my family and we are at peace with the decision."

Ken Niumatalolo has been the head coach at Navy since 2007.   He is the all-time winningest head coach at the Naval Academy (67-37) and a candidate for National Coach of the Year honors.  The Midshipmen will play Pitt in the Military Bowl on Dec. 28th in Annapolis.  It will be Niumatalolo's seventh bowl appearance in eight seasons as head coach at the academy. Top Stories