Ken Niumatalolo is today’s guest of the Coach and Coordinator Podcast. Niumatalolo has been on the Navy staff since 2002 and has been the program’s head coach since 2002, posting a record of 77-42 during that stretch. He sits down with Keith Grabowski to discuss program culture at Navy, staff accountability and the advantages to running the triple option in Division I football.
0:52 Start as a football coach
1:59 Key points in coaching development
4:41 Why the Triple Option works for Navy
6:08 Building culture at the Naval Academy
9:40 Having a “Why” as a program, and holding the staff accountable
12:56 Onboarding freshmen
15:01 Working in the RPO
17:07 Evolution of blocking in triple option
18:45 The advantages of running the triple option at the Division I level
22:06 Coaches need to have answers. In real time.
23:38 Best coaching advice received (and advice to young coaches)
25:44 Coaching in the Army-Navy Game
27:20 Creating balance
30:06 The winning edge