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Founder and Owner of the Flexbone Association. Since 2007 we have provided the tools necessary for teams to succeed running the Flexbone Association System. Over the last ten years over 200 teams have been instructed by the Flexbone Association. I've consulted with teams and or run camps everywhere from Belfair, WA to Key West, FL. The Flexbone Association strives daily to help coaches succeed with this time tested offense, I have been a football coach for 16 seasons, currently at Harrison High School in Kennesaw, GA I played at St. Mary's Springs High School in Fond du Lac, WI under legendary head coach Bob Hyland. I've been fortunate to be part of five state championship teams (1997,1998,2002,2011,2012). In 2011-2012 St. Mary's Springs led the state of Wisconsin in scoring and set consecutive school records for points scored, Psalm 27

Coach Niumatalolo on Verge of Major Milestone

Ken Niumatalolo had pretty much resigned himself to being a career assistant coach.

Niumatalolo was the associate head coach at the Naval Academy under his mentor Paul Johnson, had a handsome salary and a happy family that enjoyed living in Annapolis. There was a point a few years ago when he thought that would have to be enough.

Having played a big part in the remarkable resurgence of the Navy football program, Niumatalolo figured he would be an attractive candidate for head coaching vacancies at three schools with which he had ties.

In 1998, while serving as Navy offensive coordinator under head coach Charlie Weatheribe, Niumatalolo, applied for the Hawaii job that came open when Fred von Appen was fired. Niumatalolo was a native Hawaiian who had played and coached for the Rainbows. He was granted what he considered a “token” interview, but June Jones was hired instead.

In 2004, Niumatalolo tried to become a candidate at Brigham Young University after Gary Crowton was forced to resign, figuring the fact he was a devout Mormon might spark an interest. He did not even receive a return phone call.

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