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Jeff Monken was named Army's 37th individual head coach on Dec. 24, 2013, following a highly successful run at Georgia Southern. Monken, a graduate of Millikin, boasts a 44-24 career record as a head coach. Prior to taking over at Georgia Southern, Monken spent time as an assistant at Georgia Tech, Navy, Georgia Southern, Concordia, Buffalo, Arizona State and Hawai'i. Monken shows a 44-34 career record as a head coach and a 6-18 mark at Army. In 2015, he led Army to a pair of wins over Bucknell and Eastern Michigan. Under coach Monken, the Black Knights had five players reach 100 yards rushing in a game in 2015 and had three different quarterbacks throw for 100 yards. Signal callers Ahmad Bradshaw and Chris Carter ran and threw for a 100 yards in their career debuts. Army won on the road for the first time since 2010 with a 58-36 win over Eastern Michigan. Army finished the season ranked 12th in the country in rushing offense at 244.3 yards per game. Linebacker Andrew King was the top player in the national rankings. He was 21st in tackles for loss with an average of 2.1 per game and 26th in fumbles recovered with two.
Brent Davis begins his third season with the Army Football program as the offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. Davis led the offense in 2015 that was 12th in the nation in rushing yards per game at 244.3. He guided six players to 100-yard rushing games during the season, including two from Ahmad Bradshaw and Aaron Kemper. The Black Knights’ passing attack under Davis in 2016 saw Edgar Poe record six touchdowns, which was the most by an Army receiver since 2007. Prior to Army, Davis spent four seasons as Georgia Southern's offensive coordinator and also coached the offensive line in his second stint in Statesboro, Ga. A veteran triple option coordinator, Davis helped the Eagles to three consecutive trips to the national semifinals. Georgia Southern boasted the top rushing offense in two consecutive seasons in 2011 and 2012. Davis also coached at Georgia Southern from 1997-05 when he guided the offensive line and running backs as the Eagles won seven conference championships and made eight playoff appearances. With Davis' charges blocking up front, Georgia Southern captured four consecutive FCS rushing titles as well as the 2004 scoring title with 47.0 points per contest.
Bob Bodine begins his third season with the Army Football program as the offensive line coach. In his second season, Bodine guided an offensive line that blocked for a rushing attack that was ranked 12th in the nation. Army averaged 244.3 yards per game on the ground and had 24 rushing touchdowns. Anchored by center Matt Hugenberg, the offensive line was forced to have seven different starting combinations in 2016, but Army remained as one of the top rushing attacks in the country. In 2014, Bodine helped mentor an offensive line group that saw 13 players see action among the front five and helped Army score 33 rushing touchdowns. Prior to his arrival at Army, Bodine spent four seasons at The Citadel, three of them as the offensive coordinator and also coached the offensive line.
Keith Gaither is in his second season as a member of the Army football staff. Gaither tutored Edgar Poe in 2015 to one of the best seasons for a wide receiver in recent memory. Poe had two 100-yard games, including 121 yards against Navy. He caught six touchdown passes, which was the most by an Army player since 2007. He also mentored DeAndre Bell to achieve career highs in receptions and yards as a senior. Bell had two catches for 67 yards at Eastern Michigan and two receptions for 45 yards against Navy. A veteran coach, he came to West Point following four seasons at Ball State that included a pair of bowl game appearances. A 1997 graduate of Elon where he was an all-region choice at defensive back and a four-year starter, Gaither has 19 years of coaching experience.
Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends
Sean Saturnio is in his third season as a member of the Army football coaching staff where he is the special teams coordinator and is responsible for the tight ends. Saturnio spent his first two seasons coaching the fullbacks. Last season, he mentored Aaron Kemper into Army’s top rusher with 544 yards on the ground and three touchdowns. Kemper had a pair of 100-yard rushing games, including 140 yards against Eastern Michigan. Under Saturnio, Matt Giachinta gained 286 yards and scored a touchdown as a senior. He was named to the National Football Foundation Hampshire Society and was a finalist for the Pop Warner Award.He also oversees the punters and helped Alex Tardieu average 39.3 yards on 44 punts. Tardieu pinned the opponent inside the 20-yard line on 18 occasions and totaled six kicks of 50 yards or more.
Mitch Ware is in his third season as a member of the Army football program where he is responsible for the quarterbacks. In 2015, Ware tutored three different quarterbacks that started a game for the Black Knights. Ahmad Bradshaw and Chris Carter made their Army debuts in 2015 and both ran and threw for 100 yards in their first start as a Black Knight. A.J Schurr filled in against Eastern Michigan and led Army to its best offensive output in its history with over 600 yards of offense. In his first season at Army West Point, Ware help lead a rushing offense that ranked fifth in the country at 296.5 yards per contest. Under Ware’s tutelage, Angel Santiago and Schurr combined for 13 rushing touchdowns. Santiago was second on the squad with 814 rushing yards, while Schurr gained 320. The duo combined to complete 47 of 98 passes with a touchdown pass apiece.
Tucker Waugh begins his ninth season as a member of the Army Football coaching staff. After serving as wide receivers coach in 2014, Waugh will now return to coaching the slotbacks. Waugh coached at Army from 2000-04, departed for Stanford and returned to West Point after coaching the wide receivers in California. Under Waugh's guidance, Army has been among the nation's top running teams in each of the last four years. In 2013, Army racked up 3,950 yards rushing and 4,678 yards of total offense. Waugh mentored freshman wide receiver Xavier Moss, who established an Army freshman record with 35 receptions. The total shattered the previous mark of 20 set by Jeremy Trimble in 2004, which was also set under Waugh's guidance. Moss also led the team with an Army freshman record 463 receiving yards.
Offensive Quality Control
Jay Bateman begins his third season as the defensive coordinator of the football program. In 2015 under Bateman, the defense held five opponents under 150 yards on the ground, picked off six passes and recorded five fumble recoveries. Bateman coached inside linebackers Andrew King and Jeremy Timpf to 92 total tackles to lead the team. King finished with 16.5 tackles for loss and averaged 1.4 per game, which was ranked 21st in the nation. Cornerback Brandon Jackson led the team in interceptions with three, while Xavier Moss had 67 tackles in his first year on the defensive side after two years on offense. In total, the defense had 58 tackles for losses of 210 yards, including 15 sacks, and broke up 27 passes. In his first season at Army West Point, Bateman guided a defense that intercepted 11 passes and recovered four fumbles. Among the players tutored by Bateman were linebacker Jeremy Timpf, who made a team-high 117 tackles in his first season as a starter and was named to three different postseason all-star teams.
Kevin Corless begins his third season with the Army football program as inside linebackers coach. In 2015, Corless tutored both Jeremy Timpf and Andrew King in the middle. The pair led the team in tackles with 92 apiece. King was among the nation’s leaders in tackles for loss with 16.5, which ranked 21st in the country. In his first year at Army West Point, Corless contributed to a defense that intercepted 11 passes and recovered four fumbles. He was responsible for one of the youngest and most inexperienced position groups on the Black Knights. Corless helped mentor Timpf, a first-year contributor in 2014, who led the team with 117 tackles, 79 solo stops and 14.5 tackles for losses. Timpf ranked seventh nationally in solo tackles per game with 6.6 and 23rd in the country in tackles per game at 9.8 and was honored on three postseason all-star teams.
John Loose is in his second stint with the Army football program and 11th season overall at West Point. Loose spent 14 seasons as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Lafayette, coached the junior varsity team, linebackers, outside linebackers and secondary during an eight-season stint on the banks of the Hudson. He returned in 2013 and now coaches the safeties. In 2015, Loose mentored Xavier Moss in his transition to the secondary after spending two seasons on the offensive side of the ball. Moss was third on the team with 67 tackles and had one interception and five pass breakups. Rhyan England had 64 tackles in 2015 under loose with three tackles for loss, four pass breakups and a fumble recovery.
Defensive Quality Control
Josh Christian-Young is in his second season with the Army West Point football program and serves as the defensive quality control coach. Prior to his arrival at West Point, Christian-Young spent two seasons at Georgia Southern as the cornerbacks coach. During his tenure in Statesboro, Ga., he helped the team post a 16-7 record and win the Sun Belt Conference title. He also assisted in all facets of special teams and had recruiting responsibilities. Christian-Young began his coaching career at the University of Central Missouri where he coached cornerbacks and nickel backs as well as kickers and punters. In his five seasons, he helped the squad to a 40-17 mark and coached five all-conference players and recruited in Missouri.
Chad Wilt enters his first season with the Black Knights as the defensive line coach. Wilt arrived at West Point after two seasons at the University of Maryland as the defensive line coach with the Terrapins. In 2015, the defensive line under Wilt, totaled 31.5 of the teams 35 sacks, which ranked 14th in the country. Two players from the line were selected in the 2016 National Football League Draft. Yannick Ngakoue was a third round selection by the Jacksonville Jaguars and Quinton Jefferson was picked by the Seattle Seahawks in the fifth round. Ngakoue set the school record for sacks in a season with 13.5 and was second in the nation. He was named first team All-Big Ten. Jefferson was named honorable mention All-Big Ten under Wilt and was selected to play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl.
Daryl Dixon joins the Army football staff for this first season as the outside linebackers coach. Dixon comes to West Point after seven seasons at Ball State as an assistant coach, where he tutored outside linebackers, cornerbacks and safeties throughout his stint with the Cardinals. He was on the Ball State staff for a pair of bowl games, including the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg after the 2012 season and the GoDaddy Bowl after the 2013 campaign. Dixon is a 2003 graduate of Florida, where he starred as a defensive back. He played 49 games with 25 starts for the Gators and was a team captain as a senior. He was named to the 2003 All-Southeastern Conference Second Team and reached four bowl games and was a two-time Academic All-SEC selection.
ShaDon Brown enters his first season with the Black Knights as the cornerbacks coach. Brown comes to West Point after five seasons as an assistant at Wofford College. For the first four seasons he was the cornerbacks coach before moving to safeties in 2015. Brown spent the summer of 2015 working in the National Football League as a defensive backs intern with the Super Bowl 50 runner-up Carolina Panthers. Each season at Wofford, Brown had a cornerback finish in the top five in the Southern Conference in interceptions and he coached three All-Conference cornerbacks from 2011-15. The Terriers were 15th nationally in pass defense among FCS teams in 2011 and 17th in 2012. Wofford led the Southern Conference in total defense twice (2011, 2012) during his five years in Spartanburg, S.C.