Ray Monica Leaving KU for Arkansas Tech

Monica set new standards for the Golden Bears program

Published: Dec 13 2012 05:26:45 PM EST   Updated On: Dec 14 2012 05:15:14 AM EST

Ray Monica is leaving Kutztown University to become the next head coach at Arkansas Tech.  The announcement was made Thursday by both schools.

Monica had a hugely successful run as KU head coach, winning a PSAC championship and taking the Golden Bears to the national playoffs twice in 2010 and 2011.  He finishes his tenure with a 45-34 overall record and in 2011 had his team ranked as high as #6 nationally.

Monica led the best years in program history and turned Golden Bear football back into a must-see event at KU for students and alumni. 

He'll go to Arkansas Tech where his team will play in the Great American Conference.