Rick Minter
Current position
TitleLinebackers coach
TeamPhiladelphia Eagles
Biographical details
Born (1954-10-04) October 4, 1954 (age 65)
Nash, Texas
Alma materHenderson State
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Henderson State (GA)
Arkansas (GA)
Louisiana Tech (DE)
North Carolina State (DE)
New Mexico State (LB)
Ball State (DC)
Notre Dame (DC)
South Carolina (DC)
Notre Dame (DC)
Marshall (DC)
Marshall (interim HC)
Indiana State (LB)
Kentucky (DC)
Philadelphia Eagles (LB)
Head coaching record
College Football Data Warehouse
Accomplishments and honors
1 C-USA (2002)

Rick Minter (born October 4, 1954) is an American football coach. He is currently the linebackers coach for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL), a position he has held since February 2013. 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 educationEdit

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.

Coaching careerEdit

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 recordEdit

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
Indicates BCS bowl, Bowl Alliance or Bowl Coalition game. #Rankings from final Coaches' Poll.


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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Gary Darnell
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Defensive coordinator
Succeeded by
Bob Davie
Preceded by
Kent Baer
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Defensive coordinator
Succeeded by
Corwin Brown
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