Education: Certified public accountant (1996); bachelor's degree in accounting, Youngstown State University (1993); Austintown Fitch High.
YSU experience: Executive associate athletics director, March 2000 -- June 2001; business manager, September 1996 -- February 2000.
Personal: Resides in Austintown with wife, Nicole; son, Ryan (6); and daughter, Rachel (3).
Sidelights: Ron, a tight end, was a four-year letterwinner on the Youngstown State football team, including co-captain of the 1991 national championship team; Nicole was a member of the women's track and field team; Ron's father-in-law, Joe Kent, was a punter on the football team from 1966-69; His father, Pat, has been on the YSU coaching staff for many years as a video technician.
Comment: "When I went out and worked in public accounting, the one thing I missed was being around kids. It's great to be around these guys every day, and I think that's the biggest kick I get out of this -- watching the freshmen come on campus, grow through their four, five years and get their degree." -- Strollo.