Army introduces coach Jeff Monken

Dec. 31, 2013

By The Associated Press

A week after his hire, Jeff Monken was formally introduced as Army's new coach on Monday.

Monken is the 37th coach of the Black Knights, and he inherits a program that went 3-9 this season, ending the campaign with a 34-7 loss to Navy.

Monken arrives at West Point from Georgia Southern, an FCS program where he went 38-16 in four seasons. The Eagles will join the Sun Belt Conference next year and be members of FBS thanks in part to Monken's efforts. He won at least 10 games in each of their first three seasons at Georgia Southern, and was a finalist for the Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year award in 2012.

"As we went through that process, we established a number of tenants who we thought were best fitted for this job and who had the most important qualities that we were looking for," Army athletic director Boo Corrigan said. "First and foremost, we were looking for an understanding and appreciation of West Point. We were looking for someone with the ability to inspire. We were looking for someone who had an established tradition of winning and, an insatiable advocate to recruit.

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