OXFORD, Miss. -- After a 6-6 2017 season, Interim Head Coach Matt Luke has been promoted to full-time head coach by the University of Mississippi.
The former Ole Miss offensive lineman was named interim coach back in July of 2017 after Hugh Freeze resigned as head coach following reports of Freeze using his university-issued phone to contact a female escort service.
Luke served as an assistant coach under former Ole Miss coach David Cutcliffe, coaching the offensive line and the tight ends from 2002-2005. He held the same at Tennessee from 2006-2007.
He returned to Oxford to coach under Freeze in 2012, serving as the offensive line coach and co-Offensive Coordinator.
In Luke's first season, the Rebels started 2-0 with wins over South Alabama and Tennessee-Martin, before falling to 3-5 with blowout losses to Auburn and Alabama. In November, Ole Miss posted a 3-1 mark that included a upset over #14 Mississippi State in the 2017 Egg Bowl.
Luke is the 37th head coach of Ole Miss football.
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