|School Name:||Monmouth University|
|Location:||West Long Branch, New Jersey|
|Arena:||Multipurpose Activity Center|
|Head coach:||Dave Calloway|
Monmouth University is a private university located in West Long Branch, New Jersey.
Founded in 1933 as Monmouth College, it became Monmouth University in 1995 after receiving its charter.
There are about 4,000 full-time and 500 part-time undergraduate and 2,800 graduate students, as well as 244 full-time faculty members. About 73% of faculty members hold Ph.D.s or other terminal degrees in their field of study. The university's student-to-faculty ratio is about 15:1. Because of the university's relatively small student population, class sizes are capped between 20 and 35 and no classes are taught by teaching assistants. 44% of students live on-campus.
Monmouth's athletic teams are known as the Hawks. The school competes as a Division I school in the Northeast Conference. Monmouth fields the following sports at the Division I level: baseball, basketball (men's and women's), cross country (men's and women's), field hockey, football, golf (men's and women's), indoor track (men’s and women’s), lacrosse (women’s), soccer (men's and women's), softball, tennis (men's and women's), and track & field (men's and women's).
Monmouth University (then still Monmouth College), added football to the school's ledger of sports teams in 1993. The team's first game was played on September 25 of that year. The first points in school history were scored on a bizarre defensive play by intercepting and returning a two-point conversion.
Monmouth has been in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament in 1996, 2001, 2004, and 2006. Monmouth won their first NCAA men's basketball tournament game in 2006 when they beat Hampton University in that year's play-in game. It was the first time a Northeast Conference school won a game in the NCAA tournament since 1983 when Robert Morris University won in the opening round.