Lauren's First and Goal
Army's Jeff Monken to Speak at 2014 PA Camp
EASTON, PA – May 19, 2014 – Lauren’s First and Goal Foundation is honored to announce that Jeff Monken, head football coach at the U.S. Military Academy, will be the featured guest speaker at the 11th Annual LFG Football Camp on Sunday, June 1 at Lafayette College.
The one-day football camp for high school players is the primary fundraiser for the foundation, which provides financial support for brain tumor research and cancer services, offers financial and emotional support to families living with pediatric cancer, and increases awareness of the disease. LFG has raised more than $1 million since it was created in 2004.
“Coach Monken is a tremendous speaker and leader,” said LFG founder John Loose. “We appreciate him taking time out of his busy schedule to spend a day at camp with us. He’ll have a fantastic message for all of the student-athletes in attendance that day.”
Monken is preparing for his first season at Army after spending the last four years as head coach at Georgia Southern. During his four seasons at Georgia Southern, Monken authored a 38-16 mark and spearheaded the program’s transition to the elite Football Bowl Subdivision level from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) ranks.
Georgia Southern, which will join the Sun Belt Conference next year, was a member of the FCS and qualified for the NCAA playoffs in all three eligible seasons under Monken, advancing to the national semifinals each year while posting double-digit victory totals.
Monken’s first head coaching job came after accumulating 20 years of experience as an assistant. Monken was an assistant at Georgia Southern, the U.S. Naval Academy and Georgia Tech.
The LFG Football Camp is open to student-athletes who will be entering grades 9 through 12 this fall, as well as current high school seniors. During the event, athletes are divided into small groups and receive instruction in a variety of offensive and defensive skills from about 300 volunteer college coaches from around the country.
Along with the PA camp, LFG also sponsors a one-day camp at Otterbein University in Ohio, which will be held on Sunday, June 22. Student-athletes can register for either camp online at www.lfgf.org.