STATESBORO, GA. (AP) - Georgia Southern has hired Georgia Tech
assistant Jeff Monken as its head football coach.
The school announced the hire on its Web site Sunday.
The 42-year-old Monken is the slot backs coach and special teams
coordinator for the 10-2 Yellow Jackets that play in the ACC
championship game against Clemson on Saturday. Southern says Monken
will begin his duties with the Eagles following that game.
Monken was an assistant at Southern under current Georgia Tech
coach Paul Johnson from 1997-2001. The Eagles ran up a 62-10 record
and won two NCAA Football Championship Subdivision National
After the 2001 season, Monken joined Johnson at the U. S. Naval
Academy, where he spent six seasons coaching the Midshipmen's backs
before moving to Georgia Tech.
Monken says he owes the head coaching opportunity to Johnson.