Ken Niumatalolo

by John Max 25 Aug,2021
Ken Niumatalolo
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Kenneth Va'a Niumatalolo
  • Birth Place Laie, Hawaii
  • Famous Name Ken Niumatalolo
  • Father Simi Niumatalolo
  • Mother Lamala Niumatolor
  • Net Worth $5 million
  • Salary $2.1 million
  • Position in Team Head coach
  • Current team Navy
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity Samoan descent
  • Profession College Football Coach
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Married to Barbara
  • Children Three

Kenneth Va'a Niumatalolo a.k.a. Ken Niumatalolo is an American football coach who currently serves as the head coach at the Naval Academy, winning 3X American West Division (2015, 2016, 2019). He is the second person of Polynesian descent to become head coach of an NCAA Division I FBS college football program and the very first ethnic Samoan collegiate head coach on any level. On 23rd January 2014, he was inducted into the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame. A former player, Ken finished his collegiate football at the University of Hawaii. 

Laie, Hawaii native, Ken Niumatalolo was born on 8th May 1965, under the star sign Taurus. He is the son of Simi and Lamala Niumatolor, bother were born in American Samoa.  His father, Simi, retired from the U.S. Coast Guard. He enrolled at Radford High School where he was a star in both football and basketball. 

How Much Is Ken Niumatalolo's Net Worth In 2021?

Reportedly, Niumatalolo gets paid $2.1 million per annum for his role as the head coach of The Navy Midshipmen football team of the NCAA. In 2016, he made $2 million per annum which was up from $1,637,803 last year and good for 57th among all college coaches.

Though his salary is out in the public, his contract length with the Navy and other financial information such as bonuses and incentives remain undisclosed. 

In 2016,  Niumatalolo scored an oceanfront home on Oahu’s North Shore for $1.4 million. As of 2021, his net worth is approximately $5 million. 

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Ken Niumatalolo's Personal Life: Family, Wife, & Children

Ken Nimatalolo is married to Barbara. The couple is blessed with three children: daughter, Alexcia, and sons, Va'a and Ali'i. 

Their son Va'a played football at BYU who served as a graduate assistant at Hawaii and is currently the assistant to the director of football operations for the Navy Midshipmen. While another son. Ali'i plays football in Utah. 

KenKen Niumatalolo and his wife SOURCE: Pinterest

Besides coaching, Niumatalolo is a member of the LDS Church. Further, he was called as president of the church's Annapolis, Maryland Stake in January 2019.

Further, Nimatalolo is one of the six main people featured in the documentary film "Meet the Mormons" which was released on 10th October 2014.

In September 2013, Niumatalolo's mother, Lamala, died. On 29th December 2015, his brother James lost his life in a drowning accident while swimming in the ocean near their hometown of Laie, Hawaii.

Coaching Career

Ken Niumatalolo began his coaching career taking a position as a graduate assistant in Hawaii in 1990. By 1992, he was elevated to a full-time assistant position.

In 1995, he joined the Navy as the running back coach. The following season, he became the offensive coordinator. In 1999, Niumatalolo joined UNLV where he called the plays and also worked with the kickoff return unit.

In 2002, he made his come back to the Navy as the offensive line coach. On 8th December 2007, he was promoted to head football coach at the Naval Academy, becoming the 38th head football coach in Naval Academy history. Until now, under his coaching Navy has won against longtime rival Notre Dame in consecutive years, 2009 and 2010, for the first time since the early 1960s.

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