Olentangy Valley News


Solis reportedly accepts coaching job at Olentangy


Mark Solis will be the next Olentangy High School football coach, according to media reports.

The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer reported June 7 that Solis, 40, will leave Lorain, where he has coached for two seasons, to succeed Ed Terwilliger.

Terwilliger, who was 138-114 in 24 seasons at Olentangy, announced his retirement May 9.

“When our family looked at this decision from a family standpoint, it was beneficial for us,” Solis told The Plain Dealer. “Professionally speaking, it was an excellent opportunity, one that would have been difficult to pass up.”

Solis was 7-13 in two seasons at Lorain but has a career record of 101-50 with coaching stints at Ashland Crestview (1999-2003), Elyria (2004-06) and Twinsburg (2007-10) and has guided his teams to the playoffs six times.

Olentangy went 10-2 overall and 6-1 in the OCC-Capital Division last fall. The Braves earned the third seed in Division I, Region 3 and defeated sixth-seeded Dublin Scioto 21-17 in a first-round home game before losing 29-14 to seventh-seeded Hilliard Davidson in a semifinal.

Solis reportedly will teach U.S. history at Olentangy.

Solis’ wife, Julie, is a highly successful girls basketball coach at Twinsburg. The Twins won the 2011 and 2012 Division I state championships and reached the state final this past season, losing to Kettering Fairmont 52-48.