Frank Solich will be honored next Thursday by Lincoln Southeast High School when he is inducted into the 2012 class of the Knights’ Athletic Hall of Fame. Solich guided the Knights to two state football championships before moving on to the Nebraska football staff.
Solich spent nearly 30 years as part of the Nebraska program as a player, assistant coach and head coach. A Big 12 Coach of the Year in 1999 and 2001, Solich produced nine-win seasons in five of his six years as head coach of the Huskers and generated six consecutive bowl appearances including a 2001 run at the national championship against Miami in the Rose Bowl.
Solich just led Ohio University to their first ever bowl win, 24-23 over Utah State in the Great Idaho Potato Bowl in Boise.