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Temple fires Rod Carey after three seasons

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Temple Owls have fired head coach Rod Carey. He led the program for the past three seasons.

Carey went 12-20 during his tenure at the school. The Owls went just 3-9 this past season.

Rod Carey
Rod Carey (Photo by Temple Athletics)

Temple ended their 2021 season on a seven-game losing streak. Their last win came in a 34-31 win over the Memphis Tigers at Lincoln Financial Field on October 2nd.

“It’s never an easy decision to replace a head coach,” said Johnson. “The past two seasons have not been easy with the challenges of the pandemic. I want to thank Rod for staying committed to our student-athletes and wish him and his family well in their next chapter.”

The 50-year-old guided the Owls to a 4-15 record since the 2020 season. In his first season at the school, the Owls went 8-5.

Carey is 64-50 as a head coach. He guided the Northern Illinois Huskies to a 52-30 tenure over seven seasons, but could not find the same success at Temple.

“I’m thankful to Temple University and the Temple community for my time here,” said Carey. “I wish all the student-athletes nothing but success in their lives moving forward. There is a great nucleus of young players here and I’m anxious to watch them play. I will certainly be an Owls fan going forward.”

Thad Ward, an assistant coach, will serve as the interim head coach for the time being. A national search has begun to find Carey’s replacement.

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Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III
Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the Journalism field since August 2002. Since that time, Mr. Caruso has covered many marquee events. This includes 13 Heisman Trophy ceremonies, 2 Little World Series events, and one Army-Navy College Football game.
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