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Nua named assistant football coach at Naval Academy

Navy head football coach Ken Niumatalolo announced today that Shaun Nua has joined the staff as an assistant coach and will assist Dale Pehrson in coaching the defensive line. Nua replaces Napoleon Sykes, who left Navy in January to coach at UNC-Charlotte.Nua comes to the Naval Academy from Brigham Young, where he assisted for the past three seasons. He is a 2005 graduate of BYU where he received his bachelor's degree and is currently pursuing his graduate degree.Over the past two seasons, Nua helped the Cougars achieve the nation's 24th-best total defense in 2010 and the 13th-ranked defense in 2011. BYU won its bowl games both years while finishing the 2011 season ranked No. 25 in the final USA Today Coaches Poll with a 10-3 record.\Shaun is a bright and enthusiastic coach and I'm very excited to have him join our staff