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Matt Rhule adds two to Temple staff

Phil Snow and Jeremy Scott are the latest additions to Matt Rhule's staff at Temple, the school announced Tuesday, with the former taking over as defensive coordinator and the latter heading the strength and conditioning team.

Snow spent three seasons at Eastern Michigan, where he served as the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach. Scott was at Penn State for 14 seasons.

“When I had the opportunity to return to Temple, I could not have wanted to bring any coach to North Broad Street more than Phil Snow,” Rhule said in a released statement. “In my one year with Coach Snow at UCLA, a year in which he engineered a defensive turnaround in his first season there and led the Pac-10 in several defensive categories, I saw first-hand what he could bring to a defense and to its players. Not only does he bring NFL coaching experience, 20 years of experience as a defensive coordinator at the Division I level, including 13 in the PAC-10, multiple players winning conference player of the year honors and many more moving on to NFL careers; he is one of the finest teachers I have ever been around. The defensive turnaround at Eastern Michigan in 2012 leading to that program’s first non-losing season in years once again proved that Phil has the ability to develop and train great defensive players at all levels. Our coaches, players, and program will benefit daily from his presence.”

“I have known Jeremy Scott forever,” Rhule added. “His expertise in speed, strength, and agility will benefit our team for years to come. We are happy that he has joined our team.”