Special to SEGAZINE
Within a matter of hours after the United States Military Academy announced that Georgia Southern head football coach Jeff Monken is going to be the next coach at Army, GSU officials held a press conference to address the coaching search on Tuesday afternoon at Paulson Stadium’s Bishop Field House.
Athletics director Tom Kleinlein said he has already begun taking phone calls from potential candidates and has begun the search for the next coach of the Eagles. He said that interest in the job was higher than it’s ever been, in large part because of the program’s transition into the Football Bowl Subdivision Sun Belt Conference in 2014.
“You have an opportunity to come to our school and be the first-ever coach to win an FBS championship, to win the first-ever FBS Bowl game, and do things that have never been done at this institution,” Kleinlein said.