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Mike Summers Resigns Position at Ohio

Mike Summers Resigns Position at Ohio

Contact: Jim Stephan


Mike Summers coached Ohio's offensive line, which paved the way for the Bobcats to lead the MAC in rushing the past two seasons.

Athens, Ohio ? Former offensive line coach Mike Summers has resigned his position at Ohio to accept a similar one at the University of Louisville, head coach Brian Knorr announced today. Summers, a 23-year veteran of college coaching, was one of Knorr?s early hires two years ago when the coaching staff was being assembled.

?Ohio football has benefited from Mike Summers? stay here,? Knorr said. ?He did a great job with our offensive line and was a tremendous recruiter for us as well. We wish him and his family the best.?

Summers helped the offense lead the Mid-American Conference in rushing in each of the last two seasons. The Bobcats finished eighth nationally in 2002 with an average of 239.2 yards per game. He came to Athens after one season as tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator at Oklahoma State.

A search for Summers? replacement will take place immediately. ?This hiring process is going to be conducted both internally and externally,? added Knorr. ?I want to take a good look at some folks who are already familiar with our program, but I also plan to meet with others in the college football community with whom we share a mutual interest.?

Summers and his wife, Kathy, are both Kentucky natives. Their daughter, Amy, is a freshman at Louisville, playing softball for the Cardinals.