Former Ohio Football Coach Lichtenberg Dies< < Back to
Former Ohio University head football coach Tom Lichtenberg died of cancer Sunday, May 26 at the age of 72, according to WNDU.com.
Lichtenberg coached Ohio from 1990-1994 amassing a record of 25-59-3. The Bobcats never had a winning record under Licthenberg, including his last season in Athens in 1994 when the team went 0-11.
Licthenberg remained out of coaching after his firing until 2000 when Bowling Green hired him as its offensive coordinator. He was with the Falcons for one season. In 2004 he served as an assistant with the now defunct Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League for one season. Lichtenberg joined the staff of the Drake Bulldogs of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) as an assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach in 2007. He left the team following the 2009 season.
Prior to coming to Ohio, Lichtenberg was the head coach of the Maine Black Bears, an FCS school, for one season (1989). He also spent two seasons as the head coach of Moorhead State from 1979-1980.
During his career as a college coach Licthenberg also had stints as an assistant at Notre Dame, Ohio State, Northern Iowa, Morehead State and Iowa State, where he briefly served as Assistant Athletic Director from 1983-1986.