Jim Tressel Applies for Youngstown State Presidency

By D.J. Byrnes on April 11, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Former Ohio State football coach James Patrick Tressel has taken his talents to Akron in recent years. There, Tressel has risen to the Vice President of Student Affairs. He's also seeking Akron's presidency.

Turns out, that's not where Tressel's ambitions end. From Youngstown's NBC affiliate, WFMJ.com:

YSU Public Information officer for the office of the President, Ron Cole confirmed on Friday that the former YSU and Ohio State University football coach has applied for [Youngstown State's] vacancy.


"I am respectful of the presidential search process underway at both Youngstown State University and The University of Akron," [Tressel said in a statement.] "Both University communities are a very meaningful part of my professional history. I feel grateful that people from both University communities have expressed interest in my application. I believe it's appropriate that I not comment any further during this part of the process."

If Tressel were to get either of these jobs, it would all but assure his coaching days are done. If that's true, he got rail-roaded out of football.

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