Ohio University Head Football Coach Frank Solich Retires

By Matthew Filipovits on July 14, 2021 at 7:31 pm
Sep 7, 2019; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Ohio Bobcats head coach Frank Solich looks on from the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the third quarter at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won 20-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
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Ohio University head coach Frank Solich has retired to focus on his health. The 77-year old has been the Bobcats' head coach since 2005. Prior to his stint in Athens, he served as head coach at his alma mater, Nebraska, from 1998 to 2003.

Solich was the Big 12 Coach of the Year in 1999 after guiding the Cornhuskers to a conference title. He won the award again in 2001. He was fired after going 9-3 in 2003, with Bo Pelini taking over for the bowl game and beyond.

He guided the Ohio Bobcats to 11 bowl appearances in his 16 tenure and steps away as the winningest coach in MAC history. Solich helped lead the Bobcats to a 24-14 win over the Penn State Nittany Lions back in 2012. 

Associate head coach and offensive coordinator Tim Albin has been promoted to head coach and has inked a four-year deal. Albin has been at Ohio for the entirety of Solich's tenure.