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Todd Monken
Cleveland Browns
Position:Offensive coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1966-02-05) February 5, 1966 (age 54)
Wheaton, Illinois
Career information
College:Knox
Career history
As coach:
* Grand Valley State (1989–1990)
Assistant
Head coaching record
Regular season:NCAA: .342
Postseason:NCAA: .000
Career:NCAA: .333

Todd Robert Monken (born February 5, 1966) is an American football coach who is the offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He is also the former offensive coordinator for Oklahoma State University and Eastern Michigan University, as well as the former head coach of the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.

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 first stop 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]

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.[4] 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.[5]

Coaching treeEdit

NFL head coaches under whom Todd Monken has served:

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. [6]

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
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.

ReferencesEdit

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