BY JEFF FALK
In his 21 years, Jim Monos has learned a little bit about the coaching profession. Near the top of that list is surrounding one’s self with good people and then letting them do their jobs.
It’s called delegation. And that ability to delegate is what makes Monos a special coach.
Recently, Monos was named the American Football Coaches’ Association regional coach of the year and the Middle Atlantic Conference coach of the year. All that after leading the Lebanon Valley College football team to its most successful season in school history.
In 2013, the Flying Dutchmen shared an MAC championship for the first time since 1969 and qualified for their first ever trip to the NCAA Division Three national tournament. It was LVC’s fourth postseason appearance in the last five years.
This season, which featured a program-record seven straight wins, ended at 8-3 and it marked Lebanon Valley’s sixth consecutive winning campaign. Meanwhile, Lebanon Valley College earned 14 individual all-MAC honors, including linebacker Frank Gaffney, who was named the conference’s defensive player of the year.
With a number that reaches into triple figures, Monos is the Flying Dutchmen’s all-time leader in wins.