December 15, 1989
Gerry Faust, football coach at the University of Akron, has received a three-year extension of his original five-year contract. The former Notre Dame coach has a 22-21-1 record in four seasons with the Zips.
January 3, 1989 |
Gerry Faust applauded Lou Holtz, his successor as Notre Dame coach, after the top-ranked Fighting Irish claimed the national championship with a Fiesta Bowl victory over West Virginia. "I was really happy for the kids and Notre Dame and for Lou," Faust said after the Irish won, 34-21, Monday night in Tempe, Ariz. "Lou did a heck of a job and did very well. I was really happy for them."
October 27, 1988 |
One state and a football world away from South Bend, Ind., Gerry Faust sits in his office in Akron, Ohio, and worries over how to guide his University of Akron Zips to victories over Cal State Fullerton, New Mexico State and Temple. Three years ago, the end of Faust's troubled 5-year tenure at Notre Dame was marked by a 58-7 loss to Miami in his final game, days after he had announced his resignation. Two Saturdays ago, Notre Dame's 31-30 victory over the Hurricanes, then ranked No.
October 25, 1987 |
Jay Gruden threw for 258 of his 357 yards in the first half as Howard Schnellenberger's Louisville team broke open a close game with 21 second-quarter points Saturday and went on to beat Akron, coached by Gerry Faust, 31-10. Gruden, who completed 12 of 24 passes for his 258 yards in the half, finished with 24 completions in 41 attempts. He was intercepted 3 times. Louisville improved to 3-4-1 in its last home game of the season. Akron fell to 2-6.
January 31, 1987 |
The University of Akron athletic department is already $585,000 over budget this school year because of overspending on the football program and lower than expected game attendance, school officials said. The overspending is attributed partly to the university's efforts to move to a higher division of competition since Gerry Faust, former Notre Dame coach, was hired a year ago. The university's six-month financial report showed the athletic department spent $585,306 more than the $1.
November 30, 1986 |
The University of Akron needs to have a big recruiting year if the Zips are going to be competitive once they move up to NCAA Division I-A, says football Coach Gerry Faust. But the NCAA has not yet acted on Akron's request for a waiver that will allow Faust to recruit on an equal basis with other Division I-A colleges. Faust said the NCAA is moving carefully because Akron would be the first school to advance from I-AA to I-A. "The thing is, schools usually go the other way.