Friday, September 04, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Monday, 5/12/2014

Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel signs on to be Youngstown State University president


YOUNGSTOWN — Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel has signed on to be the ninth president of Youngstown State University, where he started his college coaching career.

According The Vindicator in Youngstown, Tressel signed a three-year contract at the school’s board of trustees meeting tonight.

The newspaper reports Tressel will earn $300,000 the first two years with third-year salary undetermined. The contract begins July 1.

A message was left with a school spokesman.

The board voted unanimously last week to offer the job to Tressel.

Tressel had been an administrator at the University of Akron for the past two years and was a finalist for the presidency at that school.

He was forced out as OSU coach following a scandal in which players sold memorabilia for cash and tattoos.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Related stories