On Monday night, November 18th, the Macon Touchdown Club will welcome Coach Jeff Monken of Army as our featured speaker.
Jeff Monken heads into his sixth season at the helm of Army West Point football in 2019 after being named the 37th individual head coach in program history on Dec. 24, 2013.
Monken shows a 71-44 career record as a head coach and a 35-28 mark at Army. The Black Knights have enjoyed success over the past three seasons with a 29-10 record, including back-to-back wins over Air Force, three-straight wins over Navy and three consecutive bowl-game victories.
Just a season ago Monken led the Cadets to a historic year as his squad became nationally ranked in early November for the first time in 22 years (1996). They remained in the Top-25 throughout the rest of the season and finished ranked No. 19 in the Associated Press Poll and No. 20 in the Amway Coaches Poll. The year was highlighted by a program-record 11 wins, marking the first time in Academy history the Black Knights registered 10-plus wins in back-to-back seasons. Army also won the Commander In Chief’s trophy in consecutive seasons for the first time in program lore, while also garnering the Lambert Trophy for the first time in 60 years. The Black Knights became the first three-time winner of the Armed Forces Bowl as well that season after they routed Houston, 70-14, on Dec. 22. The 70 points put up by Army in that contest tied an FBS record for points scored in a bowl game.
To cap the 2018 season, the Cadets won 13 games in a row at 金博棋牌 and finished their second-straight season going unbeaten at Michie Stadium. They held five consecutive opponents to 14 or less points to end the year as well and finished 11-0 when leading at the half. Army closed the year ranked first nationally in third down conversion percentage (.571), fourth down conversion percentage (.861), and time of possession (38:33), while also sitting second in rushing offense with 312.5 yards per game.
Twelve cadet-athletes were named to the Phil Steele’s All-Independent Team, and Monken received national praise after winning the George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year Award and the Vince Lombardi Award for National College Coach of the Year. He was also named a finalist for the Paul “Bear” Bryant and Eddie Robinson Awards for Coach of the Year.
As always, we will meet at The Methodist 金博棋牌 For Children, in The Rumford Center. The address is 304 Pierce Avenue, and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm.
Guest Fee is $30.00, and includes dinner, club activities, recognition of local high school athletes, recognition of a local high school, and the speaker.
For more information, call Lloyd Perkins @ 478-256-6374! GO ARMY!