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Army, Monken agree to contract extension

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Jeff Monken’s 66 wins are the second-most in Army football history behind Hall of Fame coach Earl “Red” Blaik.

Monken will have a few more seasons to add to that total with the news earlier today of a contract extension.

ESPN’s Pete Thamel and Action Network’s Brett McMurphy reported that Monken and Army have agreed to a deal through the 2027 season. According to Thamel, the extension will pay Monken an average of more than $2 million per year.

Army confirmed a multi-year extension Monday afternoon.

Army athletic director Mike Buddie has said one of the top priorities was to keep Monken at West Point into the future. It is believed that Monken’s previous contract was through the 2024 season. Monken is the currently second-longest tenured Army football coach in his 10th year. Blaik coached 18 seasons.

“No coach in college football epitomizes the essence of their institution better than Jeff Monken,” Buddie said in a press release. “His commitment to developing young men in every facet of their lives is genuine and effective and I’m thrilled that he will continue to educate, train and inspire our cadets while winning football games.”

Monken have led the Black Knights to three Commander in Chief’s trophies (2017, 2018, 2020), four bowl wins (2016, 2017, 2018, 2021) and to an academy-record 11 victories in 2018. Army has won eight or more games in five of Monken’s first nine seasons. He trails only Blaik’s 121 wins at West Point.

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