One day after Baylor picks up the program’s most important Big 12 win in years, head coach Matt Rhule has reportedly agreed to a contract extension which runs through March of 2028. As a private institution, Baylor does not disclose specific contract terms.
Rhule has the Bears off to a 4-0 start including Saturday’s thrilling 23-21 win over Iowa State. Baylor won one game in Rhule’s first season in 2017 and then improved to 7-6 last year, including the largest win increase among Power 5 programs, and capped the season off with a win in the Texas Bowl.
Athletic Director Mack Rhoades said in a statement, “I’m incredibly excited Matt and Julie have decided to extend their time at Baylor. I truly feel Matt was called to Waco, and as a family, they are a wonderful asset to the greater community. Matt embodies our institutional goal of Preparing Champions for Life and has done a phenomenal job leading our football program both on and off the field. We look forward to continued growth in all areas under his leadership. Matt is without a doubt one of the elite head football coaches in the country.”
Rhule added, “Since arriving at Baylor in December 2016, Waco has become our home. My family is very happy here. Baylor, its mission, and its people are a tremendous fit for myself and our staff and all the things we believe in. Most importantly, I have grown to love these players and I am proud of the things they are accomplishing on and off the field. Thank you to Mack Rhoades, Dr. Livingstone and the Board of Regents and I look forward to a bright future and continuing to work with our student-athletes for years to come.”
Baylor is back in action on Saturday taking on Kansas State in Manhattan for a 2:30 p.m. kick off.
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