Southern Miss coach leaves for Tampa Bay

Southern Miss coach leaves for Tampa Bay

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Southern Mississippi's Head Football Coach Todd Monken is leaving the to join the Tampa Bay Bucs after three years with the program.

Monken will become Tampa Bay's new offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach.

After taking over a program that finished 0-12 the previous season, Monken oversaw a dramatic turnaround that turned the Golden Eagles into post-season bowl participants by the end of his third campaign. Under Monken's guidance, Southern Miss posted a 9-5 record in 2015, winning the Conference USA West division and earning an appearance in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

In a release published by the Bucs, new Head Coach Dirk Koetter had this to say about Monken: "I am very excited to add a coach with the type of experience and tenacity that Todd brings," Koetter said. "I have always been impressed with his approach to the game as well as his ability to teach concepts and get the best out of his players. During his more than 25-year coaching career, he has made a name for himself as a very successful offensive coordinator and head coach on the collegiate level. Todd also happens to be a terrific receivers coach with a proven track record of helping his players reach their true potential. We are fortunate to have him join our staff."

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