August 12, 2015

Monos Featured In SI.com's Monday Morning Quarterback Piece

Photo courtesy of Lebanon Valley Athletics
ANNVILLE, Pa. - Lebanon Valley head football coach Jim Monos was recently featured on SI.com in the website's Monday Morning Quarterback (MMQB) piece focusing on the New Orleans Saints' 2006 draft class.


The portion of the story centering on Monos highlights his involvement with former Bloomsburg University standout Jahri Evans while manning the sidelines as the Huskies' offensive coordinator and the guard's subsequent fourth round selection in the 2006 NFL draft.

Below is the section featuring Monos, his son and former Saints' scout Jim Monos Jr., and Evans:

For the second time in this draft, the Saints traded down nine spots and picked up a veteran piece. Thomas would start 28 games over three seasons in New Orleans. The greatest coup of the draft, however, came with the selection of Evans, an unknown out of Division II Bloomsburg (Pa.). The Saints discovered Evans via a staff connection to the school-scout Jim Monos' father, Jim Monos Sr., was offensive coordinator there. Monos, an area scout for the southeast, had visited the school and noticed the 6-4 left tackle, who ended up at Bloomsburg after breaking his leg playing basketball as a senior in high school. Moved inside to guard and inserted into the starting lineup at right guard after veteran Jermane Mayberry was injured during training camp, Evans started all 16 games and both playoff games for the Saints as a rookie. A four-time first-team All-Pro who has been to the last six Pro Bowls, Evans has missed just two starts over nine seasons. Monos is now director of player personnel for the Bills. 

You can find the entire story written by MMQB's Robert Klemko here.