Matt Luke was born a Rebel. His family has ties to Ole Miss that span three generations. Now, he has achieved a lifelong dream by taking over the reins of his alma mater. After serving as interim head coach for the 2017 season, Ole Miss made it official on Nov. 27, 2017, removing the interim tag and introducing Luke as the 38th head coach in program history.
During his 24 years as a player and coach at the collegiate level, Luke has risen through the ranks while learning from a number of successful veteran coaches. He has worked alongside national champion Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer, Duke head coach David Cutcliffe and former Ole Miss head coach Tommy Tuberville, among others. On the field, he has mentored 17 all-league selections as well as All-Americans and first-round draft picks Laremy Tunsil and Laken Tomlinson.
Luke, a four-year center for the Rebels (1995-98), just wrapped up his 10th season as a coach at Ole Miss. Prior to taking over as interim head coach, Luke spent five seasons as the team's co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. During his first stop in Oxford (2002-05), Luke served four seasons coaching the Ole Miss tight ends and offensive line under Cutcliffe.
Since returning to Oxford in 2012, Luke has helped the Rebels earn four bowl berths, including a 10-3 record and Sugar Bowl victory to cap the 2015 season.
Luke's 2017 Rebels saw breakout performances from all three phases of the game.