Rick Minter

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Rick Minter
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1954-10-04) October 4, 1954 (age 62)
Nash, Texas
Alma mater Henderson State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1977 Henderson State (GA)
1978 Arkansas (GA)
1979–1980 Louisiana Tech (DE)
1980–1982 North Carolina State (DE)
1984 New Mexico State (LB)
1985–1991 Ball State (DC)
1992–1993 Notre Dame (DC)
1994–2003 Cincinnati
2004 South Carolina (DC)
2005–2007 Notre Dame (DC)
2008–2009 Marshall (DC)
2009 Marshall (interim HC)
2010 Indiana State (LB)
2011–2012 Kentucky (DC)
2013–2015 Philadelphia Eagles (LB)
2016 Georgia State (DL)
2017-Present Florida Tech (DC)
Head coaching record
Overall 54–63–1
Bowls 2–3
Accomplishments and honors
1 C-USA (2002)

Rick Minter (born October 4, 1954) is an American football coach, currently defensive coordinator at Florida Tech[1]. He was the linebackers coach for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL) from February 2013 to January 2016. Minter served as head football coach at the University of Cincinnati from 1994 to 2003 and as the interim head coach for Marshall University in the 2009 Little Caesars Pizza Bowl, compiling a career college football record of 54–63–1.

Early life and education[edit]

Minter was born on October 4, 1954 in Nash, Texas, and raised in Texarkana, Texas. He graduated from Texas High School in Texarkana, Texas. He then attended Henderson State University where he earned his undergraduate degree and a master's degree. He is also a member of the Phi Sigma Epsilon.

Coaching career[edit]

Minter started his career as a graduate assistant coach at Henderson State University in 1977. In 1978, he was a graduate assistant coach at University of Arkansas where the Razorbacks finished the season 9–2–1. In 1979, he became the defensive ends coach at Louisiana Tech. From 1980 to 1982, he was the linebackers coach at North Carolina State. In 1984, he was the linebackers coach at New Mexico State.

From 1985 to 1991, he was the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator at Ball State. From 1992 to 1993, he served as the defensive coordinator for the University of Notre Dame, where he led the Irish to a #2 national ranking. From 1994 to 2003, he was the head football coach at the University of Cincinnati, where he compiled a 53–63–1 record. The Bearcats played in six bowl games during his tenure. In 2004, he served as the defensive coordinator at University of South Carolina.

Head coaching record[edit]

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs
Cincinnati Bearcats (NCAA Division I-A independent) (1994–1995)
1994 Cincinnati 2–8–1
1995 Cincinnati 6–5
Cincinnati Bearcats (Conference USA) (1996–2003)
1996 Cincinnati 6–5 2–3 T–3rd
1997 Cincinnati 8–4 2–4 T–4th W Humanitarian
1998 Cincinnati 2–9 1–5 T–7th
1999 Cincinnati 3–8 0–6 9th
2000 Cincinnati 7–5 5–2 T–2nd L Motor City
2001 Cincinnati 7–5 5–2 T–2nd L Motor City
2002 Cincinnati 7–7 6–2 T–1st L New Orleans
2003 Cincinnati 5–7 2–6 9th
Cincinnati: 53–63–1 23–30
Marshall Thundering Herd (Conference USA) (2009)
2009 Marshall 1–0 W Little Caesars
Marshall: 1–0
Total: 54–63–1
      National championship         Conference title         Conference division title

Coaching tree[edit]

Assistant coaches under Rick Minter who became NCAA or NFL head coaches:

John Harbaugh (1995-1997)


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