Temple Owls football coach Rod Carey out after going 12-20 over 3 seasons

Temple coach Rod Carey is out following a few seasons, the school announced Monday.

Carey went 12-20 with the Owls, which includes 3-9 this period. He recorded 8 of his 12 victories at Temple in his very first season.

Huge receivers coach/move activity coordinator Thad Ward will provide as interim mentor.

Temple last month hired a new athletic director in Arthur Johnson, who had beforehand been a senior associate athletic director at Texas. Carey, 50, arrived to Temple from Northern Illinois, where he went 52-30 with two conference titles and two division titles.

“It really is in no way an simple determination to exchange a head mentor,” reported Johnson in a assertion. “The past two seasons have not been quick with the challenges of the pandemic. I want to thank Rod for remaining dedicated to our scholar-athletes and desire him and his spouse and children effectively in their up coming chapter.”

He is the first Owls mentor to be fired considering that Bobby Wallace in 2005. Temple’s next 4 coaches — Al Golden, Steve Addazio, Matt Rhule and Geoff Collins — all left for Energy 5 possibilities.