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Navy defensive coordinator Buddy Green taking a sabbatical for health reasons

Navy defensive coordinator Buddy Green taking a sabbatical for health reasons

Navy football defensive coordinator Buddy Green will take a sabbatical from on-field coaching duties this season due to health reasons.

Head coach Ken Niumatalolo confirmed to The Capital on Thursday afternoon that Green will “step away” from coaching effective immediately. Green underwent major neck surgery during the summer and needs to focus on going through proper rehabilitation, Niumatalolo said.

“Buddy has been in major, major pain. He’s tried to tough it out, but we can tell he is hurting physically,” Niumatalolo said. “Buddy wouldn’t say anything. If you asked him how he was doing he would say he was fine. But those of us who...

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