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Polynesian Coach Features in New Movie, 'Meet the Mormons'

Hawaiian-born football coach, Ken Niumatalolo, features in a new movie titled, "Meet the Mormons."

The Meet the Mormons website says of Niumatalolo:

"As Head Football Coach of the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Ken Niumatalolo balances the pressures of his high-stress job by putting his family and faith first. In the competitive, high-stakes world of college football, he made the shocking decision to cancel staff meetings on Sundays, traditionally seen as critical to the team’s success, to instead honor the Sabbath day."

Niumatalolo's parents are from American Samoa.

Watch a trailer for the movie that releases in selected US cinemas on 10 October.


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