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Matt Rhule    

Head Football Coach at Baylor University

Matthew Rhule is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head football coach at Baylor University.

Named head coach in December of 2016, Rhule had a rough start with a 1-11 2017 season. However, in 2018 he redeemed himself, leading the Bears to a 6-6 season, followed by a 45-38 victory over the Vanderbilt Commodores during the 2018 Texas Bowl. Rhule is only the second Baylor coach in the last 50 years to take his team to a bowl in year two.

Prior to joining the Baylor coaching staff, Rhule served as the head coach of Temple University, where he led the Owls to back-to-back 10-win seasons for the only time in school history. He also guided Temple to a pair of bowl berths (2015-16) and to the 2016 American Athletic Conference championship.

The Owls earned their first top 25 ranking in 36 seasons under Rhule’s guidance in 2015 and among the 29 All-AAC honorees produced by Temple in his four seasons as head coach was 2015 Bednarik Award and Nagurski Trophy winner and two-time All-American Tyler Matakevich.

Rhule also spent six seasons as a top assistant at Temple under head coaches Al Golden and Steve Addazio. He spent four seasons in an offensive coordinator capacity from 2008-11, coached quarterbacks and served as recruiting coordinator in 2007, and mentored the defensive line in 2006.

In addition to coaching for Temple, Rhule spent time coaching under Tom Coughlin with the New York Giants in 2012

From 2002 to 2005, Rhule was an assistant at Western Carolina, serving as assistant head coach during his last three seasons. He also served on staff at UCLA (2001), Buffalo (1999-2000) and Albright College (1998).

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