The Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year Foundation and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl released today the preseason watch list for the 2019 Dodd Trophy and Army West Point head football coach Jeff Monken was among the candidates. This year's list includes 23 of the nation's top college football coaches representing all Power Five conferences, as well as the AAC, Mountain West and two independents. Monken is entering his sixth season at the helm of the Black Knights and is coming off back-to-back double-digit winning seasons.
He has led Army back into the top 25 after an 11-2 record and a Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl victory just a season ago. Under Monken's watch, Army has won nine consecutive games, which is the second-longest streak in the nation, and 29 games in the last three seasons. He has taken the Black Knights to three-straight bowl games and retained the Commander in Chief's Trophy for the first time in program history. The Dodd Trophy, college football's most coveted national coaching award, celebrates the head coach of a team who enjoys success on the gridiron, while also stressing the importance of scholarship, leadership and integrity – the three pillars of legendary coach Bobby Dodd's coaching philosophy. Read more.