Bye-bye, Baylor. Bidding farewell to the Bears, football coach Matt Rhule accepted the Carolina Panthers head coach gig in early January.
Rhule and his wife, Julie, purchased the 5.5-acre estate in 2017. It was listed for $2 million at the time.
Built in 2011 and located in the upscale Badger Ranch neighborhood just a few minutes from the Baylor campus, the 8,100-square-foot house has five bedrooms and 5.5-plus bathrooms. Rustic in places, there are touches like exposed brick walls, beamed ceilings, and wide-plank wood floors.
Those rustic elements are balanced by elegant woodwork, moldings, and sleek finishes. The luxurious mansion is large enough to entertain an entire coaching staff, but also a cozy backdrop for everyday family living.
The couple recently added a pool house and gym designed by Chip and Joanna Gaines‘ Magnolia Design and Construction—because if you live in the Waco area and want the best, you call in the “Fixer Upper” gurus.
Rhule previously coached at Temple, from 2013 to 2016. His new deal with the Panthers makes him the sixth-highest-paid coach in the NFL. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the deal could be worth up to $70 million over seven years. Taking over for the ousted Ron Rivera, Rhule also has the distinction of being only the fifth head coach in Panthers franchise history.
Panthers are giving former Baylor HC Matt Rhule a seven-year – seven year – deal worth $60 million that with incentives could be worth up to $70 million, per league sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 7, 2020
While it must be a little sad to leave this gorgeous home behind in Waco, we wish the Rhule family luck in finding a place in the Queen City.
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