Joe Moorhead is getting another chance at a head coaching job, and it’s coming in the MAC.

Moorhead spent 2016-17 as the offensive coordinator at Penn State under James Franklin. He served as the head coach at Fordham prior to arriving at Happy Valley and left for Mississippi State prior to the 2018 season.

After a 2-year stint leading the Bulldogs, Moorhead wound up as the OC at Oregon. Now, he’s back to being a head coach, and his next opportunity comes at Akron.

“I am humbled and honored to be selected as the next Head Football Coach at The University of Akron,” said Moorhead. “I would like to thank President Miller and Charles Guthrie for their incredible professionalism through the process. My family and I are very excited for this opportunity. We can’t wait to get back to a region of the country we consider home. Our plan for the future is simple: we’ll roll up our sleeves and get to work, diligently building a program of which the school, the City of Akron, and the State of Ohio can be proud. Go Zips!”

Moorhead is familiar with Akron, spending time with the program from 2004-08 in a variety of roles. Now, he’ll get his chance to rebuild a Zips program that has not been to a bowl game since 2017.