Jeff Monken is the new coach at Army.
Army hired Monken away from Georgia Southern today, it was announced. He’ll be introduced with a media conference on Monday.
— Army Football (@Army_Football) December 24, 2013
“I am thrilled to accept the head coaching position at West Point,” Monken said in a release. “Not only is the United States Military Academy one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world, it boasts one of the nation’s richest, most historic traditions in all of college football. I am anxious to get started…meet our players, put our coaching staff in place, and begin preparations for the 2014 football season.”
Monken has extensive experience with the triple-option offense and led the FCS with 399.4 yards rushing a game in 2012.
Monken led Georgia Southern to a 38-16 record in four seasons, reaching the FCS semifinals in 2010, ‘11 and ‘12.
Georgia Southern finished 7-4 while transitioning to the FBS Sun Belt Conference this season, but shocked Florida 26-20 on Nov. 23.
Monken replaces Rich Ellerson, who was 3-9 this season and 20-41 in five seasons at Army, which lost 12 consecutive games to Navy.