Pelini Announced as 7th Head Coach of YSU

Youngstown native Bo Pelini was named the YSU head football coach on Tuesday. Photo Courtesy of Jorzy's Shorts/Flickr. CC by 2.0.

Bo Pelini, former head football coach at Nebraska, is expected to be named Youngstown State University’s next Head football coach—replacing former coach Eric Wolford

Accepting the position of YSU’s Head football coach would mark a homecoming for Pelini, who graduated from Cardinal Mooney High School.

Photo Courtesy of Jorzy's Shorts/Flickr. CC by 2.0.
Photo Courtesy of Jorzy’s Shorts/Flickr. CC by 2.0.

The Jambar will update this page as this breaking story continues to develop. Here’s what we know so far:

December 16 at 12:48 pm

Trevor Parks, director of sports information, has made comment on the hiring of Bo Pelini as YSU’s next head football coach. Though Pelini’s hire has not been officially announced, Parks expressed certainty that Pelini will be hired.

December 16 at 11:54 am

Joe Scalzo, Vindicator sports writer, and Dana Balash, WFMJ sports reporter, have both reported that Bo Pelini, former head football coach at Nebraska, is set to accept the position of Head coach at YSU.

December 16th at 5:00 p.m.

Bo Pelini has officially been announced YSU’s seventh Head coach.

Pelini spoke with YSU athletics about the new position, which he will assume December 17.

“It is with great passion and enthusiasm that I become the Head Football Coach at Youngstown State University.” Pelini said. “This is an exciting time for my family and me as we return to the Mahoning Valley. Mary Pat and our children are anxious to get involved in the Youngstown State and local communities. I am looking forward to getting to know a tremendous group of football student-athletes who are currently part of the program. YSU football has a rich championship tradition and a standard of excellence which our staff and players will work to uphold both on and off of the field.”

Pelini has coached for 21 years.