Rick Minter

Last updated
Rick Minter
Current position
TitleDefensive Anaylst
Team Southern Miss
Biographical details
Born (1954-10-04) October 4, 1954 (age 66)
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)
2005–2007Notre Dame (DC)
2008–2009 Marshall (DC)
2009Marshall (interim HC)
2010 Indiana State (LB)
2011–2012 Kentucky (DC)
2013–2015 Philadelphia Eagles (LB)
2016 Georgia State (DL)
2017–2018 Florida Tech (DC)
2019 Birmingham Iron (DC)
2020-present Southern Miss (DA)
Head coaching record
Overall54–63–1
Bowls2–3
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
1 C-USA (2002)

Rick Minter (born October 4, 1954) is an American football coach, most recently the defensive coordinator for the Birmingham Iron. 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.

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Early life and education

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

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. Among Cincinnati's head coaches, Rick Minter has both the record for most career wins and the record for most career losses. [1] He was fired at the end of the 2003 season. The Bearcats played in four bowl games during his tenure.

Head coaching record

YearTeamOverallConferenceStandingBowl/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 6–52–3T–3rd
1997 Cincinnati 8–42–4T–4thW Humanitarian
1998 Cincinnati 2–91–5T–7th
1999 Cincinnati 3–80–69th
2000 Cincinnati 7–55–2T–2ndL Motor City
2001 Cincinnati 7–55–2T–2ndL Motor City
2002 Cincinnati 7–76–2T–1stL New Orleans
2003 Cincinnati 5–72–69th
Cincinnati:53–63–123–30
Marshall Thundering Herd (Conference USA)(2009)
2009 Marshall 1–0W Little Caesars
Marshall:1–0
Total:54–63–1
      National championship        Conference title        Conference division title or championship game berth

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