Ted Monken is starting his 4th season at West Chicago with 25 years of coaching experience in high school, college and arena football. A graduate of Grand Valley State University (MI) with a B.A. in Mathematics and Physical Education, Monken was a 4 year starter on a team that won 37 games with 3 appearances in the national playoffs. He coached football at Kent State University (where he completed his master's’ degree), St. Norbert College (27 straight conference wins, 3 conference championships and 3 appearances in the national playoffs), Green Bay Bombers (Arena Football) and College of DuPage. As a high school head coach, Monken has compiled 52 wins in 11 years including a conference championship and 4 playoff appearances. He and his wife Trina have two children Madison (13) and Kevin (9).