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After 15 seasons as Navy football coach, Ken Niumatalolo will not return.

The Naval Academy fired head football coach Ken Niumatalolo just one day after losing to archrival Army in double overtime.

Chet Gladchuk, Director of Athletics, announced on Sunday that Niumatalolo, the school’s all-time winningest coach, will not return for the 2023 season.

“We owe Coach Ken our deepest gratitude for what has been a distinguished and impactful legacy at the Naval Academy,” Gladchuk said. “Navy football thrived under his leadership for many years. He’ll be remembered for the impact he had on the lives of those who played for him.”

Niumatalolo had a 109-83 (.568) record in 15 seasons with the Midshipmen, but they’ve only had one winning season in the last five years.

The Midshipmen went 10-5 against the Army and 7-7 against the Air Force under Niumatalolo, winning six Commander-in-Trophies. Chief’s

Brian Newberry, the defensive coordinator, will serve as interim head coach.

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