UNTIL YESTERDAY, there was no record of any former Temple football player returing to his alma mater to become a full-time assistant coach.

Adam DiMichele can now say he's the first.

The former Owls quarterback joined Matt Rhule's staff a year ago as a graduate assistant working with offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield and was a big help with the development of true freshman QB P.J. Walker. He's been promoted to wide receivers coach.

"[This] is well-deserved," Rhule said. "We have a phrase we use here: 'Temple-made, Temple-proud.' And Adam is just that. I had the pleasure of coaching him. He was a leader then and he brings that same quality and respect as a coach. He did a great job recruiting in western Pennsylvania, something we are committed to continuing."

DiMichele, who played on North Broad from 2006-08, was a two-time captain and team MVP. He then played professionally for six seasons, ending his career with the Philadelphia Soul in 2012.