Ole Miss Fires Matt Luke
The Ole Miss Rebels are now searching for their 38th football coach in program history.
Ole Miss fired Matt Luke on Sunday, after one season as interim coach, and two seasons as the permanent head coach.
The dismissal comes on the heels of a disappointing 4-8 season for the Rebels, including a 21-20 loss to rival Mississippi St. in the Egg Bowl on Thanksgiving night.
The 43-year old Luke, who guided Ole Miss through two seasons of NCAA probation that was placed on the program for violations which occurred under former head coach Hugh Freeze, finished 6-6 in his year as interim coach in 2017, including a 31-28 win over Mississippi St., prior to being named permanent head coach.
In 2018, the Rebels went 5-7, before finishing 4-8 this season.
A native of Gulfport, Mississippi, Luke completed a three-year stint as head coach at Ole Miss with an overall record of 15-21, including a 6-18 SEC record.
Luke, who served as an assistant at Ole Miss from 2012-2016 and 2002-2005, also previously served as an assistant at Murray St. (2000-2001), Tennessee (2006-2007), and Duke (2008-2011).