Army Introduces New Coach in First Step Toward a Turnaround

Dec. 31, 2013

By Tom Pedulla

Army introduced Jeff Monken as its football coach Monday while acknowledging that more than another change at the top is needed to restore a once-proud program that has had one winning season since 1996.

Lt. Gen. Robert L. Caslen Jr., the superintendent of West Point, said he was exploring ways to change the timing of the academy's summer training requirements for football players, who wind up sapped of strength before even hitting the football field. He emphasized his desire to see a quick turnaround under Monken, a former Navy assistant who went 38-16 with three appearances in the Football Championship Subdivision semifinals in four years at his most recent position as the coach at Georgia Southern.

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