Not sure how you’d answer, but when someone calls me and offers me the chance to fly 17 hours across the globe to learn from the most bad-ass sports team on the planet, I say, “YES!” and then jump on a plane.
An Eye on the Future: Army Coach Jeff Monken Embraces Analytics, Old School Football, To Create A Fearless Business Lesson
Perhaps no other sentence sums up what Jeff Monken is doing as the head football coach at the United States Military Academy at West Point, better known by their popular name: Army. In the five-plus years since Monken has taken command, he’s turned the Cadets into one of the most ruthlessly efficient football teams in America.
And he’s done it by embracing the most popular fad of 21st century sports—analytics. Monken and his team have turned the science of football probabilities into intelligence on the field. Whether it’s fourth-and-two or a one-score game late in the half, Monken and his team have crunched the numbers, know the odds, and are going with what they know.