Todd Monken

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Todd Monken
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Head Coach
Team Southern Miss
Conference Conference USA
Record 4–20
Biographical details
Born (1966-02-05) February 5, 1966 (age 49)
Wheaton, Illinois
Alma mater Knox College
Playing career
1985–1988 Knox
Position(s) Quarterback
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1989–1990 Grand Valley St. (Assistant)
1991–1992 Notre Dame (GA)
1993–1997 Eastern Michigan (DB/WR)
1998-1999 Eastern Michigan (OC/QB)
2000 Louisiana Tech (RB/RC)
2001 Louisiana Tech (WR)
2002–2004 Oklahoma St. (PGC/WR)
2005–2006 LSU (PGC/WR)
2007–2010 Jacksonville Jaguars (WR)
2011–2012 Oklahoma St. (OC/QB)
2013–present Southern Miss
Head coaching record
Overall 4–20

Todd Robert Monken (born February 5, 1966) is an American football coach currently serving as the head coach of the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. He is the former offensive coordinator for Oklahoma State University.

College years[edit]

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] 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 career[edit]

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 Rashaun Woods 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]

Head coaching record[edit]

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 0–0 0–0 (West)
Southern Miss: 4–20 2–14
Total: 4–20
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title
#Rankings from final Coaches Poll.
°Rankings from final AP Poll.


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.[4]


  1. ^ a b c "Todd Monken Bio". 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". Retrieved December 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Chicago - Chicago : News : Politics : Things To Do : Sports". Chicago Sun-Times.