Youngstown State University will reportedly hire Doug Phillips as its next coach today.

A source within Youngstown State University’s athletics department confirmed the hire and said an official announcement will be made today.

Phillips, who has served as running backs coach at the University of Cincinnati the last two seasons, is a Mahoning Valley native and was a coach at Springfield and Salem high schools.

He coached at Springfield, his alma mater, from 1997 to 2000, leading the Tigers to back-to-back playoff appearances in 1999 and 2000. He coached the Quakers from 2001 to 2005, accumulating a 23-27 record, with Salem going from 1-9 in 2001 to 7-3 in 2005.

He began his college coaching career with the Penguins under current YSU President Jim Tressel in

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