Apparently, Minnesota is searching far and wide for its next head coach. Chris Vannini of CoachingSearch.com reported that he heard the Golden Gophers have reached out to Navy head coach Ken Niumatalolo.
Per source, Minnesota has reached out to Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo. https://t.co/Y9bpzXMkuW
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) January 5, 2017
Vannini didn’t go into detail about the tweet, writing in his story that the Gophers had simply reached out.
Niumatalolo has spent 18 seasons at the Naval Academy and has been head coach since 2007. He is 77-42 and has led the Midshipmen to nine bowl games as head coach.
He also coached at Hawaii and UNLV.
There is no speculation at this point as to whether Niumatalolo is considering leaving Navy.
This comes after Landof10 posted its five candidates to replace former Gopher coach Tracy Claeys after his firing on Tuesday.
There have also already been reports that Western Michigan’s P.J. Fleck won’t join the Gophers.