College football coach buys his seniors suits for their first job interviews

Southern Miss football coach Todd Monken was recently named C-USA Coach of the Year, and here's one reason why that might be: He made headlines by buying all of his graduating seniors new suits to wear for their first job interviews.

The story gained new life this week when Business Insider began sharing the story on their Facebook page. 

"I’ve always thought, 'What could we do for our departing seniors that they can take with them?'" Monken told the Hattiesburg American in 2014.

He first began outfitting his seniors with suits in 2013 because he wanted the players to have something more than their memories to take with them, and said the suits were for their entry into the professional world, according to the report.

The money for the suits came from funds donated to the program, Business Insider said.

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The outfits were not against NCAA violations, since seniors can receive up to $425 in gifts, Yahoo Sports reports.

The Southern Miss Golden Eagles play the University of Washington Huskies in the Zaxby's Heart of Dallas Bowl on Dec. 26.

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Editor's note: This story was adjusted to clarify the timeline of the coach's actions.

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