After 16 years at Ohio, Frank Solich is stepping down due to health reasons.

Solich announced that news on Wednesday morning, just weeks before fall camp was set to begin at programs across the country.

“After fifty-five years in coaching, including 16 at Ohio University, it is time for me to step away to focus on a cardiovascular health issue,” Solich said in a release.

Solich’s career includes two stints at Nebraska — one as a player and as a coach. He played fullback for the Huskers from 1963 to 1965. He later coached running backs for Nebraska (1983-1997) before ultimately becoming head coach in 1998.

Solich went 58-19 in six seasons with the Huskers, but was fired after he went 9-3 in 2003. He led the Huskers to three Big 12 North Championships, three double-digit win seasons and a Rose Bowl appearance.

After taking the 2004 season off, Solich signed on at Ohio for the 2005 campaign and never looked back. He led the Bobcats to 11 bowl games in 16 seasons, including a 10-win season in 2011.

“We are so grateful for all that Coach Solich has given to Ohio University and, especially, to our football program,” athletic director Julie Cromer said in a release. “He has elevated our program to incredible heights and his legacy rests not only in the on-the-field accomplishments, but also in the lives of hundreds of Bobcats who learned about football—and life—from Coach. I am excited that he has agreed to serve as a close advisor to me and as a resource to our students, coaches and staff.  We look forward to opportunities in the coming year to show our appreciation for Coach Solich and to celebrate his legacy.”

Longtime offensive coordinator Tim Albin will be Solich’s successor.