Georgia Southern University's head coach, Jeff Monken, has been named Army's new head football coach, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Boo Corrigan announced on Friday.
Monken, 38-16 in four seasons at Southern, interviewed last week at Army's request as one of several candidates. He becomes Army's 37th individual head coach to lead the Black Knights' football program.
Corrigan and U.S. Military Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen conducted a thorough national search before selecting Monken.
"We were fortunate to have an excellent pool of candidates to consider," said Corrigan in a statement. "We were very impressed with each of the individuals we interviewed. There was tremendous interest in the position nationally and we felt there were several very qualified candidates, but throughout the process Jeff separated himself from the others. His passion, energy and strong experience in turning around a program immediately helped him rise to the top of our list."
Monken will be officially introduced during a press conference Dec. 30 at 11 a.m.
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