Southern Miss football coach buys suits for senior players for their first job interviews

Oct 5, 2013; Hattiesburg, MS, USA; Southern Miss Golden Eagles head coach Todd Monken runs out onto the field before their game against the FIU Golden Panthers at M.M. Roberts Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Southern Mississippi head coach Todd Monken led the Golden Eagles to a 1-11 record in his first season with the team, but it is what he did after the season came to an end that will stick with his players forever.

Monken used funds donated to the school’s football program, so that he and his coaching staff could buy suits for his 17 graduating seniors, according to Jason Munz of . Before you ask, no, using the donated funds to buy suits for the players is not an NCAA violation, because the players have used up their NCAA eligibility.

The suits were purchased for the seniors so that they would have something to wear for their first job interviews.

It is a great gesture from Monken and one that his players certainly appreciated.

The players were proud to show off their new suits and they did just that by wearing them for the first time at the team’s year-end banquet.


Topics: Football, Southern Miss Golden Eagles, Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, Todd Monken

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