Ohio University

OHIO Athletics announces two-year contract extension for Coach Solich

Published: January 1, 2020 Author: Staff reports

OHIO head football coach Frank Solich has received a two-year contract extension with a new agreement that will run through the 2021 season.

"Frank Solich is a future hall of fame coach with an impeccable national reputation.  We are proud of the culture of athletic and academic success he and his staff have established at Ohio University and we appreciate Frank’s deep commitment to our institution,” said OHIO Athletic Director Julie Cromer. “We look forward to his continued leadership of our football program."

Solich, who recently completed his 15th regular season as head coach of the Bobcats, is the winningest head coach in Mid-American Conference history. This season, he reached 112 overall victories while his 75 MAC wins rank second to former Central Michigan head coach Herb Deromedi’s 90. His 15 years of service in the MAC are second only to Deromedi’s 16 (1978-93).

Ohio is 112-81 during the Solich era. His 112 victories are the second-most in program history behind Don Peden (121; 1924-46). Ohio has gone 75-45 in conference play since Solich's arrival in Athens in 2005.

Ohio will make its 11th bowl appearance under Solich when it takes on the Nevada Wolfpack in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. The game will be played on Jan. 3, at  Albertsons Stadium in Boise, ID. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. ET, and the contest will be nationally televised on ESPN.