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Encyclopedia > Frank Solich
Frank Solich

Title Head Coach
College Ohio
Sport Football
Team Record 15-13 (10-6 MAC)
Born September 8, 1944(1944-09-08)
Place of birth Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Career Highlights
Overall 73-32
Coaching Stats
College Football DataWarehouse
School as a player
1962-65 Nebraska
Position Fullback
Coaching positions
1998-2003
2005-Present
Nebraska
Ohio

Frank Solich (born September 8, 1944 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, U.S.) is the head football coach of the Ohio Bobcats. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... This List of colleges and universities in the United States includes colleges and universities in the U.S. that grant four-year baccalaureate and/or post-graduate masters and doctorate degrees. ... Ohio University (OU) is a public university located in Athens, Ohio that is situated on a 1,800 acre (7. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Nickname: Location of Pennsylvania within the USA Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Coordinates: , Country State County Cambria Government  - Mayor Tom Trigona Area  - City  6. ... “University of Nebraska” redirects here. ... In American football, a fullback (FB) is a position in the offensive backfield. ... is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Nickname: Location of Pennsylvania within the USA Johnstown, Cambria County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. Coordinates: , Country State County Cambria Government  - Mayor Tom Trigona Area  - City  6. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Ohio University (OU) is a public university located in Athens, Ohio that is situated on a 1,800 acre (7. ... Ohio University features 20 varsity sports teams called the Bobcats. ...

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Solich's Time at Ohio

Solich's impact on the Ohio program was immediate, as plans were put in place to renovate Ohio's football facilities and increase financial support for the football program. Also, Ohio was selected to appear on national television 6 times for the 2005 football season, a record for the program. Frank Solich's first home game as coach of Ohio was a memorable one, as Peden Stadium brought in its largest ever crowd on September 9, 2005, when 24,545 fans were in attendance to watch the Bobcats defeat the Pittsburgh Panthers 16-10. The Pitt-Ohio game also ranks among the most viewed regular season college football games ever on ESPN2. While Ohio's 2005 record under Solich (4-7) was the same as the Bobcats' record in the previous year under Brian Knorr, in 2006 Solich led the Bobcats to a 9-5 record including a MAC East Division Title and a GMAC Bowl bid. The bowl game, which Ohio lost 28-7, was the program's first bowl appearance since 1968. Peden Stadium is a football stadium at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... “Pittsburgh” redirects here. ... The Pittsburgh Panthers is the name given to the sports teams of University of Pittsburgh. ... Brian Knorr was the head coach of the Ohio Bobcats football program from 2001 to 2004. ...


Ohio football coach Frank Solich pleaded no contest and was convicted 11/28/05 of DUI in Athens, Ohio. Solich, 61, appeared to be passed out when police found him in the vehicle, which was facing the wrong direction on a one-way street and in drive, according to a police report. The report said Solich had trouble figuring out to how to roll down the window, had difficulty understanding simple questions and was unsteady on his feet. He refused to take a breath test. Solich was ordered to to complete a three-day intervention, had his license suspended for 180 days, and paid a $250 fine.


For its part, Ohio University is standing behind the Bobcats coach:


“I know Frank as a man of impeccable integrity,” Ohio athletic director Kirby Hocutt said in the statement, “and I am confident that he will respond to this situation in a positive manner and use these circumstances to better teach others, including his players, the importance of making wise decisions.”


Background information

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Solich prepped at Holy Name High School where he earned all-state, All-America and all-scholastic honors. He was a part of Bob Devaney’s first recruiting class at Nebraska, and became a standout for the Huskers in the mid-1960’s. An All-Big Eight fullback and co-captain of the Huskers’ 1965 team, his playing career earned him induction into the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame in 1992. In NU's 27-17 win over Air Force in 1965, he ran for 204 yards on 17 carries, becoming the first Husker to run for 200 yards in a game, and subsequently the first Husker to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Nickname: Motto: Progress & Prosperity Location in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State County Cuyahoga Founded 1796 Incorporated 1814 (village)   1836 (city) Government  - Mayor Frank G. Jackson (D) Area [1]  - City  82. ... Holy Name High School High School Holy Name High School (HNHS) is a private, Catholic, coeducational high school in Parma Heights, Ohio. ... An All-America team is a sports team composed of star players. ... Robert S. Bob Devaney (13 April 1915 – 9 May 1997) was an American football coach, most notably for the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cornhuskers. ... “University of Nebraska” redirects here. ... The Nebraska Cornhuskers (often abbreviated to Huskers) is the name given to several sports teams of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. ... The Big Eight Conference, a former NCAA-affiliated Division I-A college athletic association that sponsored American football, was formed in January 1907 as the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA) by its charter member schools: the University of Kansas, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, and Washington University in... In American football, a fullback (FB) is a position in the offensive backfield. ... In team sports, a captain is an honorary title given to the member of the team primarily responsible for strategy and teamwork while the game is in progress on the field. ... The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA or Air Force),[1] located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers for the United States Air Force. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ...


Solich is married to the former Pamela Wieck, of Beatrice, Nebraska, and they have two children, Cindy and Jeff. Cindy and her husband, Jon Dalton, have a daughter, Catherine, and two sons, Aaron and Jacob. Jeff and his wife Chara have a son, Cade. Beatrice is a city in Gage County, Nebraska, 40 miles (64 km) south of Lincoln on the Big Blue River. ...


High school coaching

He began his career in the Nebraska prep ranks, as head coach at Holy Name High School in Omaha in 1966 and 1967. His 1967 team was state runner-up. Solich then moved to Lincoln Southeast. In 11 years at Southeast, he compiled a record of 66-33-5 while capturing back-to-back Class A state titles in 1976 and 1977. Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ... “Omaha” redirects here. ... Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ...


Nebraska roots

Prior to coming to Ohio, Solich spent many years as a part of the University of Nebraska football program, as a player, an assistant coach, and later as the head coach. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln is a state-supported institution of higher learning located in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. Often referred to as simply Nebraska or UNL, it is the flagship and largest campus of the University of Nebraska system. ...


Solich was the head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers from 1998-2003. He directed the Cornhusker program to six consecutive bowl games, including the national championship game in the 2002 Rose Bowl. Nebraska won at least nine games in five of those six seasons, and finished among the top 10 teams in the nation three times. Coach Solich compiled a 58 - 19 record at Nebraska. The Nebraska Cornhuskers (often abbreviated to Huskers) is the name given to several sports teams of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A bowl game is a post-season college football game, typically at the Division I-A level. ... The Rose Bowl is an annual American college football bowl game, usually played on January 1 (New Years Day) at the stadium of the same name in Pasadena, California. ...


Solich claimed Big 12 Conference Coach-of-the-Year honors in both 1999 and 2001, and was one of seven finalists for the Paul "Bear" Bryant National Coach-of-the-Year Award in 2001. The Big 12 Conference is a college athletic conference of twelve schools located in the central United States. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Paul William Bear Bryant (September 11, 1913–January 26, 1983) was an American college football coach. ...


Prior to becoming head coach, Solich spent 19 seasons as an assistant under Tom Osborne. In Solich’s 19 years as an assistant, the Huskers captured three national championships, all with Solich as assistant head coach. Nebraska also won 11 conference titles. Thomas William Tom Osborne (born February 23, 1937 in Hastings, Nebraska) is a former football coach for the Nebraska Cornhuskers and a current Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from Nebraskas 3rd congressional district. ...


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Preceded by
Tom Osborne
Nebraska Cornhuskers Football Coach
19982003
Succeeded by
Bill Callahan
Preceded by
Brian Knorr
Ohio Bobcats Football Coach
2005
Succeeded by
Current

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Player Bio: Frank Solich :: Football (1028 words)
Solich was rewarded with MAC Coach of the Year honors, marking the third time in eight seasons as a head coach that he had won his league's coach of the year award.
Solich is equally proud of his players accomplishments in the classroom.
Solich is married to the former Pamela Wieck, of Beatrice, Nebraska, and they have two children, Cindy and Jeff.
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Solich almost certainly is a better coach than you or I, and he ought to win a national championship, because that's what they do in Nebraska among bizzards, droughts, bowling and golf.
Solich knows he is perceived as a third act, behind the ministerial Osborne, now teaching two sports-related courses in semi-retirement, and Bob Devaney.
Solich is trim, neat and remarkably youthful for a 53year-old grandfather whose 15 years as Huskers running backs coach required him to get the likes of Lawrence Phillips to practice on time.
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