Southern Miss Coach Todd Monken did something incredibly classy when the football season ended. According to Chris Vannini of CoachingSearch.com, Monken bought suits for all of his graduating seniors.
The suits are to help his graduating seniors with their job interviews as they transition from college to the working world. Miss professor Bret Becton wrote about Monken on Facebook.
“We all would have liked to have seen more wins and better stats, but you have to agree that Coach Monken is a man of character who is concerned about the young men he coaches,” Becton wrote. “He bought every graduating senior player a suit so they would be prepared for job interviews. Brighter days ahead.”
Unfortunately the season didn’t go as Monken might have hoped for. They were 1-11 but won the season finale. If you’re curious about potential NCAA violations from this, Vannini writes that there won’t be any “because the players have used up their eligibility and didn’t receive them until the team banquet.”
Seems like an interesting loop hole, couldn’t schools defer paying players till after they graduate?
Regardless, it is a classy and cool gesture from the coach.
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