Todd Monken

American football coach (born 1966)
American football player
Todd Monken
Baltimore Ravens
Position:Offensive coordinator
Personal information
Born: (1966-02-05) February 5, 1966 (age 58)
Wheaton, Illinois, U.S.
Career information
College:Knox College
Career history
As a coach:
  • Grand Valley State (1989–1990)
    Graduate assistant
  • Notre Dame (1991–1992)
    Graduate assistant
  • Eastern Michigan (1993–1997)
    Defensive backs & wide receivers
  • Eastern Michigan (1998–1999)
    Offensive coordinator & wide receivers
  • Louisiana Tech (2000)
    Running backs & wide receivers
  • Louisiana Tech (2001)
    Wide receivers
  • Oklahoma State (2002–2004)
    Passing game coordinator & wide receivers
  • LSU (2005–2006)
    Passing game coordinator & wide receivers
  • Jacksonville Jaguars (2007–2010)
    Wide receivers
  • Oklahoma State (2011–2012)
    Offensive coordinator & quarterbacks
  • Southern Miss (2013–2015)
    Head coach
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2016–2017)
    Offensive coordinator & wide receivers
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2018)
    Offensive coordinator
  • Cleveland Browns (2019)
    Offensive coordinator
  • Georgia (2020–2022)
    Offensive coordinator & quarterbacks
  • Baltimore Ravens (2023–present)
    Offensive coordinator
Career highlights and awards
Head coaching record
Regular season:NCAA: 13–25 (.342)
Postseason:NCAA:0–1 (.000)
Career:NCAA:13–26 (.333)
Coaching stats at PFR

Todd Robert Monken (born February 5, 1966) is an American football coach who is the offensive coordinator for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He is also the former offensive coordinator for the University of Georgia, Cleveland Browns, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Oklahoma State University and Eastern Michigan University, as well as the former head coach at the University of Southern Mississippi.

College years

Monken attended Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, where he was a three-year letter-winner at quarterback for Knox and earned first-team small college All-America as a senior.[1] While attending Knox, he was a member of the Xi Chapter of Beta Theta Pi. He earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Knox and a master's degree in education leadership from Grand Valley State University.[1]

Coaching career

Early years

Monken got his start in coaching at Grand Valley State under Tom Beck. When Beck moved to Notre Dame as offensive coordinator in 1991, Monken also joined the staff as a graduate assistant. During his time at Grand Valley, he coached with defensive assistant Brian Kelly, the current coach of Louisiana State University. As the offensive coordinator Monken led Eastern Michigan to some of the best offenses in the history of the program.

In his second stint at Oklahoma State he tutored Justin Blackmon into one of the best receivers in college football. Mike Gundy introduced him as the next offensive coordinator tasked with keeping one of the nation's best offenses as potent as it has been in recent years. Gundy stated, “Todd is a really good fit for what we need. He’s been in the Big 12 and SEC and he’s coached at places that have won at a high level. He’s an experienced, intelligent coach who will be able to come in and help us pick up where we left off. We’re excited to have him join our staff.”[2]

Jacksonville Jaguars

In 2007, Monken was hired by the Jacksonville Jaguars to be their wide receivers coach.

Southern Miss

On December 10, 2012, it was reported that Monken accepted the position as head coach of the Southern Miss football team.[3] He was hired to replace Ellis Johnson after an 0–12 season.[3]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On January 24, 2016, Monken was hired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be their offensive coordinator.[4] After Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter was fired after the 2018 season, Monken was not retained on new head coach Bruce Arians' staff.

Cleveland Browns

On January 14, 2019, Monken was hired by the Cleveland Browns to be their offensive coordinator under new head coach Freddie Kitchens.[5]


On January 17, 2020, Monken was hired by the Georgia Bulldogs to be their offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach under head coach, Kirby Smart.[6] He was part of the Bulldogs' coaching staff that won the National Championship over Alabama in the 2021 season.[7] He won his second championship as part of the Georgia coaching staff when they defeated TCU in the National Championship.[8]

Baltimore Ravens

On February 14, 2023, the Baltimore Ravens announced Monken as their offensive coordinator after the departure of Greg Roman.[9]

In his first season as Baltimore's OC, the Ravens went 13-4 and achieved the AFC's top seed in the 2023-24 NFL playoffs. However, the Ravens eventually lost to the Kansas City Chiefs by a final score of 17-10 in the AFC Championship Game. Monken was widely criticized by NFL fans and analysts for abandoning the team's top-ranked rushing attack during the team's season-ending loss to Kansas City.[10][11][12]

Personal life

Monken is a native of Wheaton, Illinois. Monken and his wife, Terri, have one son, Travis.[1] He is a cousin of Army head coach Jeff Monken. His younger brother Ted Monken is the former head football coach for St. Charles East and West Chicago. [13]

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Southern Miss Golden Eagles (Conference USA) (2013–2015)
2013 Southern Miss 1–11 1–7 T–5th (East)
2014 Southern Miss 3–9 1–7 6th (West)
2015 Southern Miss 9–5 7–1 1st (West) L Heart of Dallas
Southern Miss: 13–25 9–15
Total: 13–25
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title or championship game berth


  1. ^ a b c "Todd Monken Bio". June 20, 2006. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  2. ^ "Monken returns to Okla St as offensive coordinator". The Washington Times. Associated Press. February 9, 2011. Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Schad, Joe (December 10, 2012). "Source: Monken to Southern Miss". Retrieved December 10, 2012.
  4. ^ Philipse, Sander (January 24, 2016). "Todd Monken is the Buccaneers' new offensive coordinator". Retrieved September 4, 2017.
  5. ^ "Browns add Todd Monken and Steve Wilks as coordinators". January 14, 2019. Retrieved January 14, 2019.
  6. ^ "Georgia hires Monken to be offensive coordinator". 2020-01-17. Retrieved 2020-01-17.
  7. ^ Blinder, Alan (January 10, 2022). "How Georgia Beat Alabama to Win College Football's National Championship". The New York Times. Retrieved February 27, 2023.
  8. ^ Witz, Billy (2023-01-09). "How Georgia Romped Past T.C.U. For a Second Straight Title". The New York Times. Retrieved 2023-02-27.
  9. ^ "Press Release: Ravens Name Todd Monken Offensive Coordinator". February 14, 2023.
  10. ^ "ESPN's Rex Ryan rips Ravens OC Todd Monken's 'stupidest' game plan". Awful Announcing. January 30, 2024.
  11. ^ "Nguyen: Ravens' offensive game plan vs. Chiefs remains baffling after closer review". The Athletic. January 31, 2024.
  12. ^ "Todd Monken deserves blame for Ravens loss in AFC Championship". Yahoo Sports. January 29, 2024.
  13. ^ "Chicago - Chicago : News : Politics : Things To Do : Sports". Chicago Sun-Times. Archived from the original on December 17, 2013.

External links

  • Baltimore Ravens bio
  • Georgia Bulldogs bio
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