Alum begins coaching job with Jacksonville Jaguars

Knox College alum Todd Monken takes wide receivers coaching position.

How does a former Knox College quarterback end up on the coaching staff of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars?According to Todd Monken, who still holds a few Knox passing records from 1988, winning sure helps.

“Winning and coaching good players leads to good things,” said Monken, hired to head coach Jack Del Rio’s staff as wide receivers coach in February.

“I was fortunate at LSU to coach some very good players; we were successful and won some big games and had some players looked at in the draft;” said Monken. “Sometimes people will look at who is coaching them.”

An interview during the Senior Bowl clinched the pro job and took the former Knox QB to the NFL after coaching stops as an assistant at Grand Valley State, Notre Dame, Eastern Michigan, Louisiana Tech, Oklahoma State and Louisiana State. Monken contributed to highly regarded passing attacks at nearly all those schools. News reports listed him as a candidate for the head coaching job at Louisiana Tech before he took the Jaguars job.

Read the story in the Register-Mail.