Brian Newberry elevated to head football coach at Navy
DC Brian Newberry has been elevated to head coach of the Navy football program, the academy announced on Monday. Newberry has been with the program for four years, running a defense that finished 6th in all of FBS against the run.
“Coach Newberry is respected and was highly endorsed by many within the Navy football family,” AD Chet Gladchuk said in a statement. “Brian is organized, innovative, intelligent, inspirational and brings an expectation of competitive toughness that has made Navy one of the top defensive units in the nation. The span of his experience at a number of institutions, coupled with four years in Annapolis has allowed him to create a vision for Navy football that is all encompassing and very logical as it pertains to the way ahead. Often there comes a time in the careers of highly-accomplished coaches in our profession when documented credibility aligns with logical leadership opportunity and Coach Newberry’s time is now.”
This is the first head coaching opportunity for Newberry, who previous ran the defense at Kennesaw State, Northern Michigan and the University of the South. He played collegiately at Baylor, graduating in 1998.
“I want to thank Chet Gladchuk and Admiral Sean Buck for this incredible opportunity and for their ongoing support and belief in me,” said Newberry. “I also want to thank Coach Niumatalolo for taking a chance on me four years ago. It is a great honor and privilege to lead this program. It is a great responsibility that I fully accept and embrace. I could not be more excited and optimistic about the future of Navy football. The Naval Academy is a special place and we have great young men in our program. Our culture remains strong. I believe whole heartedly in the mission here and have seen firsthand the impact this institution has on the lives of the young men and women who graduate and serve. We will facilitate the values and the mission of the Naval Academy within our program. We will make the Navy football family and all associated with the Naval Academy proud, both on and off the field! Go Navy! Beat everyone!”
Niumatalolo was fired earlier this month after 15 seasons at the helm. The Midshipmen finished 4-8 this year and last played in a bowl game in 2019.
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