Jeff Monken, named Army’s 37th individual head coach on Dec. 24, 2013, is set to begin his fifth season at the helm in 2018.
Monken shows a 60-42 career record as a head coach and a 24-26 mark at Army. The Black Knights have enjoyed success over the past two seasons with a record of 18-8, wins over Navy and two bowl game victories.
Last season Monken led Army to its most successful season in over two decades, earning 10 victories, the Commander in Chief’s Trophy championship and a victory in the 2017 Armed Forces Bowl. The success resulted in multiple nominations for national coach of the year for Monken, including a finalist for the Paul “Bear” Bryant Award and the Eddie Robinson Award.
Under Monken, the Black Knights won the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision rushing title by averaging 362.3 rushing yards per game and finished with 50 rushing touchdowns, which broke the program record for a single season. On the other side of the ball, Army was third in the nation in red zone defense and 14th against the pass. The Black Knights held opponents to 22 points per game and ended Air Force’s 306-game scoring streak with a 21-0 victory at Falcon Stadium. It was the first shutout against a service academy since 1969. The Black Knights were rewarded for their success as the ECAC Division I FBS Team of the Year