Youngstown, OH (Sports Network) - Former Kansas football coach Mark Mangino has
returned to his alma mater to become Youngstown State's assistant head coach
and tight ends coach.
Penguins head coach Eric Wolford announced the move, which reuinites the pair,
Wolford played for Mangino at Kansas State and they coached together at the
school when Wolford was a graduate assistant working with the offensive line.
Mangino is from nearby New Castle, Pa. He was named the consensus 2007 FBS
national coach of the year while at Kansas, where he was 50-48 in eight seasons
"This is a homecoming for me," Mangino said. "I'm delighted to be at a great
school with a great football tradition with a team and coach poised to do great
things. Every coaching job I have ever taken was a rebuilding project, but this
program is not rebuilding. This program has the potential to have a very good
year and that's a credit to Eric Wolford, his staff and his team."
Mangino previously coached two seasons (1985-86) at Youngstown State, serving a
year with Bill Narduzzi and then Jim Tressel. He earned his degree from YSU in
The Penguins are coming off a 7-4 season last year, including 4-4 in the
Missouri Valley Football Conference.
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