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Panthers hire Baylor’s Matt Rhule as head coach

Carolina Panthers

DALLAS, TX – NOVEMBER 06: Head coach Matt Rhule of the Temple Owls during play against the Southern Methodist Mustangs in the first half at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on November 6, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – The Carolina Panthers have named Matt Rhule as their new head coach.

The team announced the hiring of the former Baylor head coach Tuesday.

Rhule will be the fifth head coach in Panthers franchise history.

Rhule, a New York City native, led the Baylor Bears to the Sugar Bowl in 2019.

Before Baylor, Rhule coached at Temple University and was an assistant coach with the New York Giants in 2012.

Rhule also worked as an assistant coach at Western Carolina.

As a player, Rhule won the three bowls including the Rose Bowl in 1995 with Penn State.

Rhule replaces Ron Rivera, who was fired this past season after nine-years with the Panthers.

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