Matt Monger is a 1980 graduate of Miami High School where he excelled as a two-sport athlete and as a student in the classroom. Monger was named All-State in both football and wrestling by the Oklahoma Coaches Association his senior year. He was the very first Wardog wrestler to be named all-state, and finished runner-up in the class 4A state wrestling championship in the 178lb class.
Monger chose to continue his athletic career in football at Oklahoma State University, where he would end his career as one of the Cowboys’ all-time single season and career tackle leaders. Monger still holds the OSU record for single tackles in a season. He was an All-Big Eight conference selection at linebacker in 1984, and was a three-time Big Eight Academic All-Conference selection. Monger helped lead the Cowboys to the Independence, Bluebonnet, and Gator Bowls during his time at Oklahoma State. Monger graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Business Marketing and Business Management, and with a master’s degree in Business Administration.
Monger was an eighth round selection by the New York Jets in the 1985 NFL Draft, where he spent four seasons as a linebacker and team captain. After a brief stint with the Houston Oilers, Monger was signed by the Buffalo Bills where he spent three seasons. His NFL career was capped off by a berth in Super Bowl XXV vs. the New York Giants in 1991.
After completing his MBA during his NFL off seasons, he went to work for Merrill Lynch while still in the NFL. After retiring from the NFL in 1991, Monger excelled in the business world becoming the first Managing Director and Wealth Management Advisor title in Oklahoma for Merrill Lynch. He has been named to the list of Top Advisors in America by Barron’s Magazine for the last 11 consecutive years, each year ranking in the top ten in Oklahoma. In 2018, he was ranked the #1 Advisor in the state of Oklahoma by both Barron’s and Forbes.