Todd Robert Monken (born February 5, 1966) is an American football coach who currently serves as the offensive coordinator at the University of Georgia. He is also the former offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oklahoma State University and Eastern Michigan University, as well as the former head coach at the University of Southern Mississippi.

Todd Monken
Current position
TitleOffensive coordinator
TeamGeorgia
ConferenceSEC
Biographical details
Born (1966-02-05) February 5, 1966 (age 53)
Wheaton, Illinois
Alma materKnox College
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1989–1990Grand Valley State (GA)
1991–1992Notre Dame (GA)
1993–1997Eastern Michigan (DB/WR)
1998–1999Eastern Michigan (OC/WR)
2000Louisiana Tech (RB/WR)
2001Louisiana Tech (WR)
2002–2004Oklahoma State (PGC/WR)
2005–2006LSU (PGC/WR)
2007–2010Jacksonville Jaguars (WR)
2011–2012Oklahoma State (OC/QB)
2013–2015Southern Miss
2016–2017Tampa Bay Buccaneers (OC/WR)
2018Tampa Bay Buccaneers (OC)
2019Cleveland Browns (OC)
2020–presentGeorgia (OC)
Head coaching record
Overall13–26

College yearsEdit

Monken attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, where he was a three-year letter-winner at quarterback for Knox and earned first-team small college All-America as a senior.[1] While attending Knox, he was a member of the Xi Chapter of Beta Theta Pi. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Knox and a master's degree in education leadership from Grand Valley State University.[1]

Coaching careerEdit

CollegeEdit

Monken got his start in coaching at Grand Valley State under Tom Beck. When Beck moved to Notre Dame as offensive coordinator in 1991, Monken also joined the staff as a graduate assistant. During his time at Grand Valley, he coached with defensive assistant Brian Kelly, the current coach of Notre Dame. As the offensive coordinator Monken led Eastern Michigan to some of the best offenses in the history of the program.

In his second stint at Oklahoma State he tutored Justin Blackmon into one of the best receivers in college football history. Mike Gundy introduced him as the next offensive coordinator tasked with keeping one of the nation's best offenses as potent as it has been in recent years. Gundy stated, “Todd is a really good fit for what we need. He’s been in the Big 12 and SEC and he’s coached at places that have won at a high level. He’s an experienced, intelligent coach who will be able to come in and help us pick up where we left off. We’re excited to have him join our staff.”[2]

On December 10, 2012, it was reported that Monken accepted the position as head coach of the Southern Miss football team.[3] He was hired to replace Ellis Johnson after an 0–12 season.[3]

On January 17, 2020, Monken was hired by the Georgia Bulldogs to be their offensive coordinator under head coach, Kirby Smart.[4]

National Football LeagueEdit

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

In 2007, Monken was hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars to be their wide receivers coach.

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On January 24, 2016, Monken was hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be their offensive coordinator.[5] After Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter was fired after the 2018 season, Monken was not retained on new head coach Bruce Arians' staff.

Cleveland BrownsEdit

On January 14, 2019, Monken was hired by the Cleveland Browns to be their offensive coordinator under new head coach, Freddie Kitchens.[6]

Coaching treeEdit

NFL head coaches under whom Todd Monken has served:

Assistant coaches under Monken who became NFL or NCAA head coaches:

Personal lifeEdit

Monken is a native of Wheaton, Illinois. Monken and his wife, Terri, have one son, Travis.[1] He is a cousin of Army head coach Jeff Monken. His younger brother Ted Monken is the former head football coach for St. Charles East and West Chicago. [7]

Head coaching recordEdit

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (Conference USA) (2013–present)
2013 Southern Miss 1–11 1–7 T–5th (East)
2014 Southern Miss 3–9 1–7 6th (West)
2015 Southern Miss 9–5 7–1 1st (West) L Heart of Dallas
Southern Miss: 13–25 9–15
Total: 13–25
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Todd Monken Bio". LSUSports.net. June 20, 2006. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "Monken returns to Okla St as offensive coordinator". The Washington Times. Associated Press. February 9, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Schad, Joe (December 10, 2012). "Source: Monken to Southern Miss". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  4. ^ "Georgia hires Monken to be offensive coordinator". ESPN.com. January 17, 2020. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  5. ^ Philipse, Sander (January 24, 2016). "Todd Monken is the Buccaneers' new offensive coordinator". bucsnation.com. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  6. ^ "Browns add Todd Monken and Steve Wilks as coordinators". ESPN.com. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  7. ^ "Chicago - Chicago : News : Politics : Things To Do : Sports". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on December 17, 2013.