During the 2015-16 college basketball season, the Monmouth Hawks took the country by storm thanks to their great play on the court, but more importantly their amazing bench. The guys riding the pine decided to make the most of their time off the court by coming up with some hilarious celebrations, earning them the nickname “Bench Mob.”
After the Hawks went 28-8, won the MAAC regular season championship and advanced to the second round of the NIT, someone decided to give them a very special tribute.
A sand sculpture paying tribute to the Bench Mob was constructed on a beach in Oceanport, New Jersey, about five miles from campus, and it is amazing.
One of the Bench Mob’s most valuable members, Dan Pillari, shared a picture of the sculpture and he seemed to love what the fans did for the Hawks.
A lot of the Monmouth team returns next season and they are looking to make their case for the NCAA Tournament after just missing out on an at-large berth earlier this year. It would be their first tournament appearance since the 2005-06 season.