YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Support is growing to make former Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel the next president of Youngstown State University.
Leaders of an independent corporation involved in fundraising and scholarships for Youngstown State signed a letter endorsing Tressel.
The Vindicator newspaper reports that 20 members of the Youngstown State University Foundation’s board of trustees said that Tressel would help bring more students and money to the university.
Tressel, who resigned from OSU in 2011 amid a scandal involving players, spent 14 years at Youngstown State before taking over the Buckeyes.
He is now an executive vice president at the University of Akron. Tressel has not indicated whether he’s interested in the position at Youngstown State.
A group of community and business leaders in Youngstown already signaled their support for Tressel.