Matt Rhule - Nebraska - Building Culture in a Program

by Texas High School Coaches Association
Matt Rhule - Nebraska - Building Culture in a Program


Lecture delivered at THSCA Coaching School 2023 - Houston, TX



The Coach


Texas High School Coaches Association



Matt Rhule - Nebraska     


Matt Rhule was hired as Nebraska's 31st head coach on Nov. 26, 2022. Rhule has more than a decade of head coaching experience having previously served as head coach of the Carolina Panthers in the National Football League with successful collegiate stints leading the programs at Baylor and Temple.

The 2023 season will mark Rhule's 11th season as a head coach and his 26th season as a full-time coach. Highly regarded as a program builder and player developer, Rhule brings a proven track record of collegiate success to Lincoln.

The 48-year-old Rhule orchestrated quick rebuilds at both Baylor and Temple. Temple won only two games in Rhule's first season but in year three, the Owls set a school record for victories and played in the conference championship game. After leading Temple to a conference title, the next season, Rhule moved on to Baylor with similar success. The Bears won only one game in Rhule's first season but in his third year, Baylor won a school-record 11 games and played in the Big 12 Championship Game and the Sugar Bowl. Following successful stints as the head coach at Baylor and Temple, Rhule moved on to the National Football League as the head coach of the Carolina Panthers. Rhule coached the Panthers for two-plus seasons.

» 2019 Sporting News National Coach of the Year

» 2019 AFCA Region IV Coach of the Year

» 2019 Big 12 Coach of the Year

Rhule was a linebacker at Penn State from 1994 to 1997. He helped the Nittany Lions to a 41-8 record in his four seasons with one Big Ten title, three bowl victories and a top-20 final ranking every season.

 A native of New York City, Rhule earned his bachelor's degree in political science from Penn State and his master's degree in educational psychology from Buffalo. He and his wife Julie have three children, Bryant, Vivienne, and Leona.

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Chad Heber

Fantastic message and presentation. Regardless of the sport you coach, this method of culture building can be applied across all levels of any sport.

Jan 25, 24 09:13 AM

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