Rick Minter served as Cincinnati’s head coach from 1994-03, leading the Bearcats to into Division I-A (now known as FBS) and into bowl games in four of their seven eligible years. After three straight seven-win seasons, he was let go for a 5-7 campaign in 2003.
Minter has remained in the game, coordinating defenses at South Carolina, Notre Dame, Marshall and Kentucky and coaching linebackers for Indiana State and, until this winter, the Philadelphia Eagles until he was washed out in the Chip Kelly tide.
On Friday, Minter resurfaced as Georgia State’s defensive line coach, where he will work under his son, Jesse, who is the Panthers’ defensive coordinator.
Georgia State finished 68th nationally in yards per carry allowed, 106th in sacks and 71st in tackles for loss last season, as the Panthers reached their first bowl game in program history.
Additionally, Georgia State has hired former Tulane offensive line coach Josh McDonell as a senior offensive analyst. McDonell has previously coached at Washington State, Stanford, Notre Dame and Purdue.
“We are thrilled to be able to add Rick Minter and John McDonell to our staff,” Georgia State head coach Trent Miles said in a statement. “Not only are they experienced coaches with tremendous track records, but they are outstanding people who will be role models for our young men.
“These additions will help us take another step forward as we try to compete for a Sun Belt championship.