Sources tell FootballScoop YSU plans to make University of Cincinnati running backs coach Doug Phillips their new head coach.
Phillips, also a Youngstown native, coached multiple positions on Tressel’s YSU staff from 1991-92. He has spent almost all of his career in the Buckeye State, working under Luke Fickell at Ohio State before following him to Cincinnati. Phillips also has 15 years’ experience coaching in the Ohio high school ranks.
From his UC bio:
The Youngstown, Ohio native and former high school head coach has nearly 25 years of football coaching experience, including six seasons at the NCAA FBS and FCS level and has coached in three national championship games.
Phillips returned to an on-field coaching role with the Bearcats after spending the 2016 season at Iowa State as the director of player personnel.
He was a high school administrator from 2008-15, serving as a principal and superintendent, most recently as the superintendent at West Branch Local Schools in Beloit, Ohio. Phillips was also an assistant principal and principal for the Dickson County school district in Dickson, Tenn., and principal at Dalton Local Schools (outside of Canton, Ohio) from 2009-12.
Video below from when Phillips joined Luke Fickell's staff.
Tuesday we wrote that Phillips was a finalist here.
More to come....