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New Army football coach Jeff Monken continues to build his staff of assistant coaches.

Tucker Waugh and Todd Spencer – who worked under former Army coach Rich Ellerson -- will remain. Waugh coached wide receivers for Army last year, while Spencer handled the offensive tackles. Their new duties still need be determined.

Waugh recently completed his seventh season at Army in 2013; he coached at Army from 2000-04 and then returned to West Point after coaching wide receivers at Stanford. Spencer is a veteran coach in the triple-option offensive system and will begin his second year at Army.

Lamont Seward, Mitch Ware, Brent Davis and Sean Saturnio will join Monken. All four were part of Monken's staff at Georgia Southern.

Seward spent four seasons at Georgia Southern and was responsible for running backs and wide receivers. In 2013, Georgia Southern rushed for 3,964 yards. The Eagles had their second highest per-game rushing average (399.4) and was ninth in the NCAA in rushing. Further, Georgia Southern ranked second in the nation passing yardage in 2011.

Ware was named assistant head coach at Georgia Southern in 2012 and was responsible for coaching quarterbacks. Prior to joining Georgia Southern, Ware coached at Navy for four seasons.

During the 2013 season, Ware mentored quarterback Jerick McKinnon. Despite playing only 10 games, McKinnon led the team in rushing attempts (161), rushing yards (1,050) and touchdowns (12). He averaged 105 yards per game and 6.5 yards per carry and was invited to the Senior Bowl. McKinnon concluded his career third all-time on the Georgia Southern career rushing list with 3,899 yards. Backup quarterback Kevin Ellison was second on the team with 127 rushing attempts for 886 yards. He completed 41-of-79 passes for 756 yards and two scores.

Davis spent the last four seasons as Georgia Southern's offensive coordinator, and also coached the offensive line. A veteran triple option coordinator – Army’s offensive style under Ellison -- Georgia Southern had the top rushing offense in two consecutive seasons in 2011 and 2012.

Saturnio coached for two seasons at Georgia Southern, where he worked with tight ends and assisted Davis with the offensive line. In addition, he coached the punters and coordinated the punt-return team.



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