My new co-favorite football team!
As an Air Force brat, I never thought I'd say it either, but Go Navy (at least
until they play Coach N's son's team)!I'll be cheering for a new CIC
champion this year.
I met Coach Niumatalolo a year ago with his wife and children at the All-Poly
Camp in SLC. I have a son who is a D-1 prospect and I told myself that I only
wanted people like Coach N teaching him. Great character, wife and family. I
was more concerned about the lesson taught 'ON' the field that would be applied
'OFF' the field.It's very interesting seeing coaches that are continual
'Yeller, cussor, swearers'. Where in 'OFF' the field can my son do that? Home?
Work? Church?There are few coaches as classy as him- not all are LDS. I
hope to have my children taught by men like him. Keep it up Coach N.
Congratulation Coach Niumatalolo. Back in the days, I recall the missionary
story of your rescuing an older woman stranded in the middle of traffic, when no
one else cared. It does not surprise me that you continue to what your parents
and family stand for: "The Lord first and everything else that is
righteous falls into their appropriate place and timetable". The
observation of a former La'ie neighbor.
Excellent article! What's not to like about this coach? I agree w/ CT98 above.
I, too, admire Bronco, Whit & Niumatalolo for who they represent and what
they teach the kids on their teams. If you're a parent, these are they type of
"Men of Integrity" you want your child being led by. Good stuff!
What a fantastic article! I'll bet Joe DuPaix enjoyed reading this one. I have
great respect for Bronco, Kyle Whittingham, and Coach Niumatalolo. Great men
with the proper perspective in life. Their examples affect hundreds of men
throughout their coaching careers. Best of Luck to the Cougs, The
Utes, and the Midshipmen this year.
This was a great article. Although I'm not a member of The Church anymore, the
values this coach instills in his players were instilled in me. I still live by
them daily and teach them to the members of my congregation of the church where
I serve as Senior Pastor. I will pray for Coach Ken's continued success. BTW, I
still follow BYU. Go Cougers!
Mr. Toone, Section 84 teaches the Oath and Covenant of the Priesthood. Section
121 teaches Priesthood influence and distinguishes between righteous and
Nice article. I appreciate it more as a Navy vet.
An excellent story about a top notch man. It is good to read about another coach
who has his priorities straight and his life in order. It would be great to see
him in BYU blue at some time.
Great inspiration story. Beat of luck and blessings to Coach Ken
Coach Ken is a class guy on and off the field.
As a former Naval officer and a LDS convert, I was pleased and uplifted by Trent
Toone's well-written article on Coach Niumatalolo. Coach N is an example to all
and Mr. Toone's stories of personal faith are great. The intersection of both
for this article was a TOUCHDOWN!
Great article and great coach!
What a minute ... Really? ... This can't be true ... Seriously? Are you trying
to tell me there is ANOTHER D1 FBS football coach that doesn't have football
1st. Incredible. In reality, several great coaches (John Wooden
comes to mind) didn't have their sport 1st in their lives. It's just the
'haters' in the world that want to portray Bronco and BYU in a bad light.Congratulations Coach Niumatalolo. You're a tremendous coach ... and a
If all college football teams had coaches like Ken Niumatalolo, Bronco
Mendenhall, and Kyle Whittingham, scandals like those at Miami, Ohio State, and
USC (just to name a few) would never happen.
It is wonderful that he sets a good example. I am sure that he has a positive
effect on many of those about him. His life and values are clear examples of
how to find happiness and joy in life.
Great article. Always great to see a man put faith ahead of football.
This is why Ken Niumatalolo is often mentioned as a possible future head coach
at BYU should Bronco Mendenhall decide to leave. The fact that he's been able
to succeed at Navy is perhaps the best reason as well as being this kind of an
LDS Church member. He could also end up at Utah should Kyle Whittingham leave
for greener pastures.Kyle Whittingham, Bronco Mendenhall and Ken
Niumatalolo are the 1st presidency of LDS NCAA Division 1/FBS head football
That's a great story. Good luck, coach.
Having spent some time in the Army, I never thought the day would come when I
would like anything Navy. But now, other than a certain December Saturday, call
me a fan of the football Middies.
Nice article. I have always admired this coach. He is obviously a great example
to his players and fellow coaches. I appreciate his commitment to his church and