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Coach Tatsuya Kaname's contract extended through 2073

Coach Tatsuya Kaname's contract extended through 2073

By Wendy Marvell
The Daily Magi
January 14, 2068

Mitakihara Magi head football coach Tatsuya Kaname's contract has been extended through 2073, although it is uncertain whether the winning coach in college football will be willing to coach through that year. Coach Kaname is 72 years old and is currently in the twilight of his career coaching the game.

"Right now, I don't want to think about retirement," Coach Kaname said from his home in Mitakihara Town, B.C. "I want to take the time to enjoy coaching and teaching young kids how to step up and be leaders of character on and off the field. I love being a teacher of the game and of life.

"This has been such a rewarding journey. I know it will end at some point, but I don't want it to end now. I have a few years left in me; I will do the best that I can to make it work, as I always have."

In other news, defensive coordinator Chance Shinagawa has left to take the head coaching job at UCLA. Young secondary coach Darren Kujou, at age 30, becomes the youngest defensive coordinator at the NCAA Division I FBS level when he was named to replace Shinagawa. Former Magi strong safety Gene Mitaka, a former assistant coach at UBC, has taken over as secondary coach to replace Kujou. Mitaka spent 20 seasons as a secondary coach of the Thunderbirds after a brief stint in the NFL and CFL.

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