Former Head Football Coach Jim Tressel Named President at Youngstown State University


Over his career, Jim Tressel won twelve national coach of the year awards as a head football coach at the Division 1 and 1AA levels. After serving as an assistant coach at the University of Akron and Ohio State, as well as elsewhere, he was named the head football coach at Youngstown State University. From 1986 to 2000, his teams at Youngstown State won four NCAA Division 1AA national championships. That success led to his being named the head football coach at Ohio State University, where he coached from 2001 to 2010. Over that decade, his teams won more than 80% of their games, compiling a 94-22 won-loss record, officially. More importantly to Ohio State football fans and Tressel’s legacy, the team went 14-0 in his second season, winning the national championship, and his record against the Buckeyes’ arch-rival, the Michigan Wolverines, was 8-1. After the national-championship season in 2002…

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