NCAA Football

Akron hires Chattanooga coach Tom Arth to replace Bowden

AKRON, Ohio (AP) Akron has hired Chattanooga coach Tom Arth to replace fired coach Terry Bowden.

The school announced the hiring Friday, nearly two weeks after firing Bowden following a 4-8 season.

Arth coached Chattanooga the past two seasons and had an 11-13 record, including 6-5 this season. He previously coached four seasons at John Carroll, his alma mater, and went 40-8 with three postseason appearances.

Arth was a backup to Peyton Manning from 2003-05 with the Indianapolis Colts, but never appeared in a regular-season game.

Bowden was fired this month after Akron completed a disappointing 4-8 season with a 28-3 loss at South Carolina.

Akron says it will hold a press conference Monday at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field.

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Updated December 14, 2018