Two Conference USA football programs with openings at head coach, Southern Miss and UTEP, have picked new leadership.
Pittsburgh Steelers assistant Sean Kugler has been tabbed to replace Mike Price at UTEP. Kugler played offensive line for the Miners from 1984-1988 under then head coach Bob Stull, the schools current athletic director. He was also a long time assistant with the Miners, coaching in a variety of roles between 1993 to 2000 before leaving for the NFL.
At Southern Miss, Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Todd Monken will be named the Golden Eagles next head coach. Directing one of college football’s most dynamic offenses, the Cowboys scored an average of 48.7 points per game this season, good enough for second in the country. Monken is the third former Oklahoma State offensive coordinator to be named head coach at Southern Miss, following in the footsteps of Jeff Bower and Larry Fedora.