Who is Jeff Monken?
Jeff Monken (Jeffrey Michael Monken) is a famous American football coach serving as the United States Military Academy head coach since 2014.
Prior to joining USMA, Monken served as the head coach at Georgia Southern University. He had also served as a special team coordinator and running backs coach under head coach Paul Johnson at Georgia Southern, the United States Naval Academy, and Georgia Tech respectively.
How Old Is Jeff Monken?
Monken is 56 years old as of 2023 having been born on 15th April 1967. He shares his birthday with celebrities like Alice Braga, Chris Stapleton, Claudia Cardinale, Emma Watson, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, Danny Pino, Emma Thompson, Dara Torres, Evelyn Ha, Blake Manning, Aspyn Ovard, among others.
Jeff Monken Family
Who Are Jeff Monken’s Parents?
Monken was born in Peoria, Illinois to his parents Nancy and Mike Monken. However, he does not like disclosing much information regarding his family.
Does Jeff Monken Have Siblings?
Monken grew up with his brother Tom with their both parents. His brother is a former football coach at high school and college. Currently, he is a professional-level coach. Additionally, Monken has a close cousin, Todd Monken, who is the offensive coordinator at the University of Georgia.
Jeff Monken Education
After graduating from high school, Monken enrolled at Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois in 1985. During his tenure at the university, he played for four years as a wide receiver in the school team. He graduated in 1989.
Jeff Monken Wife
Monken met and married the love of his life Beth. The couple resides in New York. However, Monken is seen as a person who enjoys privacy and hates drama in his life, hence not disclosing much information regarding his marriage.
Does Jeff Monken Have Children?
Monken is a proud father of three kids. He is the father of Isabelle, Evangeline, and Amelia.
How Tall Is Jeff Monken?
Adding to his well-built body, Monken stands tall in stature. However, he has managed to keep his body measurements private. In case there is news regarding his actual height, we will update you as soon as possible.
Jeff Monken Career
Monken began his coaching career in 1989 as a graduate assistant at Hawaii and served for two seasons. In 1991, he landed a job at Arizona State as a graduate assistant. Buffalo hired Monken in 1992 as a wide receiver coach. He additionally had other roles such as tight end coach and running backs coach until the end of the 1994 season.
Monken landed his first head coach job in 1995 at J. Sterling Morton High School. He served them for only one season. In 1996, Monken served as an offensive line coach at Concordia.
Jeff Monken 1997 to 2009
Georgia Southern hired Monken in 1997 as their running backs coach. He served under head coach Paul Johnson until the end of the 2001 season. Johnson relocated to Navy in the 2002 and Monken followed him. There, they served together with Johnson as the head coach and Monken as a running backs coach until the end of the 2005 season.
In 2006, Monken was added to other duties as a special team coordinator and retained his running backs coach responsibilities until the end of the 2007 season. Again Johnson landed a job at Georgia Tech in 2008 as the head coach. He relocated to the new team alongside Monken as his running backs coach and special team coordinator for two seasons. From 1997 to 2009, Monken served under one head coach, Paul Johnson.
Jeff Monken Head Coach
Georgia Southern hired Monken in November 2009 to replace Chris Hatcher as their new head coach. He began his tenure in the 2010 season and compiled a 10–5 record in his first season with the Eagles. He led the Eagles to the 2010 FCS Playoffs Semifinals with a victory over the undefeated Appalachian State.
Monken compiled an 11–3 overall record in the 2011 season. He led the Eagles to the Southern Conference championship and a second-straight trip to the 2011 FCS Playoffs Semifinals. In 2011, Monken was named the AFCA 2011 FCS Region 2 Coach of the Year and the Southern Conference Coach of the Year. In the 2012 season, Monken compiled a 10–4 overall record. He led the Eagles to a Souther n Conference Championship.
This was their third consecutive FCS Semifinal Game appearance and final number 3 national ranking. The Eagles received an invitation to the Sun Belt Conference in March 2013 and they made moves to FBS. However, they were not eligible for the NCAA playoffs in their first transition year in 2013. The Eagles ended their FCS history with a 26–20 win over Florida in the season finale.
Jeff Monken 2014 to Present
The Army Black Knights football program introduced Monken as their 37th head coach on 30th December 2013. He began his first season with a 4-8 followed by a 2-10 overall record in the second season. The loss included a loss to Joe Moorhead‘s FCS Fordham Rams.
Monken made a record in 2018 as the first head coach to lead Army to three consecutive bowl appearances, consecutive 10-win seasons, and its first-ever 11-win season. As a result, the Army was ranked number 19 in a final AP Poll and number 20 in the final Coaches Poll. It additionally led the Cadets to win their eighth Lambert Trophy.
The Maxwell Football Club awarded Monken the George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award. He additionally received other numerous awards. The Lombardi Foundation awarded him the Vince Lombardi College Football Coach of the Year Award and the Touchdown Club of Columbus awarded him the President’s Award. Monken has compiled a 95–59 overall record, 3-1 bowls, and 7-3 tournaments in his career.
Jeff Monken Salary and Net Worth
Monken’s terms of his contract with the United States Military Academy were not disclosed. It is not known how much does Monken earns per season as the head coach. It is estimated to be above $1.5 million as of 2021 since he made $932,521 and a $50,000 bonus in 2016. In case there is news regarding this matter, we will update you as soon as possible. Monken has accrued a net worth estimated to range between $2 and 45 million dollars in his career.