Monken expected to be named Army coach

Army is expected to hire Georgia Southern’s Jeff Monken as its next head football coach, sources have confirmed.
An official announcement may not be made until after Christmas because it could take time to work out Monken’s contract.Monken would become the academy’s 37th coach.

Monken, 46, who won 38 games in the last four seasons at Georgia Southern including a 26-20 season-ending victory at Florida in November, will likely be chosen over Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan, Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Ed Warinner and Jets special teams coach Ben Kotwica.

Monken took over at Georgia Southern in 2010. He was a member of Paul Johnson’s staff at Navy which defeated Army six straight times and went to five straight bowl games. Monken followed Johnson to Georgia Tech and coached running backs there in 2008 and 2009.

This was Monken’s second attempt at Army’s head coaching job. He was one of the last interviews in December 2008 when Army hired Rich Ellerson, who was fired last Sunday after five seasons and a 20-41 record.

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