Temple University Welcomes Rod Carey as Head Football Coach


Following a comprehensive national search led by Turnkey Search Managing Director Gene DeFilippo, Temple University has announced the hire of Rod Carey as their next Head Football Coach. Prior to Temple, Carey was the Head Football Coach at Northern Illinois University where he compiled an impressive 52-30 record, including a perfect 12-0 regular season record in 2013. A graduate of Indiana University, Carey also made stops at the University of North Dakota, Illinois State University, the University of Wisconsin-Stout and the University of Minnesota.

"We are very happy to announce that Rod Carey will take over as the next Temple head football coach," said Temple University Director of Athletics Dr. Patrick Kraft. "Rod is a proven winner with a history of success as a head coach at the FBS level. He has won four regular season titles and two MAC Championships at Northern Illinois while taking the Huskies to six bowl games, including the 2013 Orange Bowl. He has also recruited and coached All-American players at NIU. He possesses all of the qualities you want to see in a person and in a coach. He is a quality man of great character and a caring individual. He is the perfect person to keep Temple Football's momentum moving forward."

"I am really excited to lead the Temple University Football program and look forward to continuing its proud Temple TUFF tradition," said Carey. "I am extremely grateful to President Englert and Director of Athletics Dr. Patrick Kraft for the opportunity to take over one of the top programs in the American Athletic Conference. This program is on the rise, coming off a record-setting class, and I look forward to raising the bar for success even higher.”


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