AFCA Names Monken Regional Coach of the Year
WACO, TEXAS - After leading Georgia Southern to a Southern Conference Championship and a national seed in the FCS Playoffs, Eagle Head Coach Jeff Monken was selected as the American Football Coaches Association's 2011 FCS Region 2 Coach of the Year.
GSU finished the regular season with a 9-2 record and a 7-1 mark in the Southern Conference. In just his second season at the helm, GSU ended a four-year FCS Playoff drought a year ago and won its ninth SoCon Title in 2011.
Coach Monken is also among 20 coaches up for the Eddie Robinson FCS Coach of the Year award presented by the Sports Network. The AFCA will also honor its 2011 National Coach of the Year at the 2011 AFCA Convention in San Antonio, Texas. All head coaches who were eligible for regional honors are eligible for national honors as well.
The AFCA began recognizing district coaches of the year following the 1960 season. The AFCA first recognized eight district winners in each of two divisions: university and college. In 1983, the award was changed to recognize regional winners instead of district winners, and the number of divisions was increased from two to four, and five regional winners were selected in each division.
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- Category: Football
- Published on Saturday, 10 December 2011 21:00