In this exclusive interview with 247Sports' Nick Kosko, Army Head Coach Jeff Monken explains the recruiting process at one of the nation's three service academies with football programs.
WEST POINT – Coach Jeff Monken says he would find fault even in a perfect season but he was overall pleased with the outcome of the Army football season. Sure, there were disappointments, like a mid-season three-game losing streak and the devastating loss to Navy that prevented Army from repeating as Commander in Chief’s series champion, but it’s how the Black Knights answered those adversities that pleased Monken the most. ...
Army’s Jeff Monken was named the football coach of the year by the Eastern College Athletic Conference on Wednesday. In addition, junior linebacker Andre Carter II was named first-team All-ECAC on defense. The 54-year-old Monken has transformed Army into a perennial bowl team. On Wednesday night in Fort Worth,...
Monken-Niumatalolo is the second-most common matchup of the Army-Navy Game. Few enjoyed the 2013 holiday season more than well-traveled college football head coach Jeff Monken. Mere days before Thanksgiving, Monken ended Georgia Southern University’s time at the Football Championship Subdivision level with a jaw-dropping win over the University of Florida....
Jeff Monken understands the significance and impact of the Army-Navy game, and as the Army head coach, he hears how much the game means to people around the world. “We get messages from around the world, it’s incredible,” Monken said on ESPN’s College GameDay. “It’s incredible to realize the impact that this game has on so many. It’s just such an honor. … We’re representing our special forces with the uniforms we’re wearing, and we have some members of Task Force Dagger, who we represent here on our sleeve.”
WEST POINT – Army has faced eight teams who are bowl-eligible and six who finished first or second in their respective leagues. That includes a Wake Forest team that is ranked No. 18 and headed for the ACC title game and a Wisconsin team that was No. 18 before its upset loss to Minnesota that dropped the Badgers out of the Big Ten final. With all that, Army head coach Jeff Monken believes the Dec. 11 game...
WEST POINT – Jeff Monken isn’t into creating lists of favorite games but Saturday’s Commander’s Classic win over Air Force rates pretty high during his tenure. “I don't rank them but it was a big win for sure,’’ Monken said during his Monday press conference following a 21-14 overtime victory on Saturday.
Jeff Monken’s Army squad has ventured into Power 5 games in the past, and the Black Knights will travel to Madison to face Wisconsin in Week 7. So far, Army is 4-1 on the season and will bring its unique offensive style to face the Badgers. Wisconsin DC Jim Leonhard has previously mentioned how disciplined the Badgers will need to be in order to slow down that attack.
MADISON — The Army Black Knights and the Wisconsin Badgers appear to have similar strengths on paper, and that’s one aspect that makes Saturday’s game between the two programs intriguing. Both teams grind out long offensive drives with a steady dose of running plays — Army, which runs a triple-option...
WEST POINT – Jeff Monken still loses sleep over games that he lost nearly a quarter-century ago. Rest assured, three days wasn’t going to assuage his anger over Army’s poor performance in a 28-16 loss at Ball State on Saturday, dropping the Black Knights (4-1) from the ranks of the unbeaten.
WEST POINT – Jeff Monken and Chuck Martin were football teammates at Millikin University and have remained friends as they each turned to college coaching. As they prepared to meet on Saturday, though, Martin fired a warning shot across the bows of Army and service academies Navy and Air Force for embracing the art of using cut blocks as a means to make their option run attacks more effective.
WEST POINT – As an independent school, Army has the opportunity to schedule football opponents from a myriad of college conferences, something coach Jeff Monken truly embraces. So he wasn’t overly bothered when the University of Tennessee canceled the 2022 matchup set for Neyland Stadium in Knoxville. “Tennessee’s got to...
WEST POINT – Coaching changes have stolen some of the spotlight in college football over the past 10 days. Randy Edsall announced his retirement set for the end of 2021 following Connecticut’s 0-2 start, but the administration fired him instead, installing defensive coordinator and former Alabama assistant Lou Spanos as interim coach. Spanos lost his debut against Purdue 49-0 on Saturday. The 0-3 Huskies visit West Point on Saturday.
Tyson Helton had a tense moment with Jeff Monken at the end of the Army-Western Kentucky game on Saturday. Army beat Western Kentucky 38-35 to improve to 2-0. After the game ended, Monken appeared to pat Western Kentucky players on the helmet to say good game. Then he shook hands with Helton, who is in his third season as Western Kentucky’s head coach.
WEST POINT – It was a typical Tuesday morning in the football coaching offices at Georgia Southern University, and that meant film review. Back in 2001, Jeff Monken was a 34-year-old assistant coach in his fourth season on the Stateboro campus, and Paul Johnson was the head coach. It was...
WEST POINT – Army opened the season with some impressive statistics on Saturday. The Black Knights doubled up Georgia State on total yards (356-177), posted 20 first downs, managed two takeaways and kept the host Panthers off the scoreboard on seven of nine drives. It’s nice, but that’s not good...
WEST POINT – With the season opener looming, Army football coach Jeff Monken believes his team is right where he expected it to be after two weeks of preseason camp and has no major concerns other than cleaning up some plays and keeping people healthy. “I’d love for us to...
Army won nine games last season and finished just outside the AP Top 25 despite having to cope with a schedule that constantly changed because of COVID-19. Coach Jeff Monken hopes to build off that success despite the usual loss of senior stars. The class of 2021 won 35 games, the most for a class in West Point history.