Baylor Extends Matt Rhule Through the 2027 Season

By Matthew Filipovits on September 30, 2019 at 10:13 pm
Baylor head coach Matt Rhule

Baylor University and head coach Matt Rhule have reached an agreement on a contract extension that will keep him with the Bears through the 2027 season.

The 44-year-old Penn State alumnus took over in Waco back in 2017, on the heels of the Art Briles scandal. After going 1-11 in his first season, he's seemingly done the impossible and has begun building the Bears back up. They finished the 2018 season at 7-6 after a Texas Bowl win over Vanderbilt and are off to a 4-0 start this season.

Rhule was previously the head coach of Temple from 2013-2016, where he led the Owls to consecutive ten-win seasons in his final two years and an AAC title in 2016. 

He drew a fair amount of interest in this past offseason's coaching carousel and was expected to draw even more in the coming cycle. If he stays with the Bears long-term, they could begin competing for Big 12 titles in the not-too-distant future.