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The sweater vest is moving on from Youngstown State. Jim Tressel announced on Thursday that he will be retiring as president of YSU effective February 1, 2023.
“It has been truly a blessing and labor of love to serve Youngstown State University … I cannot thank my family enough for allowing my schedule, and the needs of our university, to take priority and center stage,” Tressel said. “It is now only fair to have Ellen (his wife), our wonderful children and grandchildren, extended family, friends and former students, set the schedule.”
Tressel has been the president at Youngstown State since 2014. That was after he was the head coach of the Penguins from 1986 to 2000. He was then named the new head coach at Ohio State in 2001 where he went 106-22 in ten seasons that included a national championship in 2002. He led OSU to seven Big Ten titles, stringing together five straight from 2005 to 2009.
Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel to step down as Youngstown State president https://t.co/WRcHNIOX1i
— Columbus Dispatch (@DispatchAlerts) June 23, 2022
Tressel resigned in 2011 after a well-publicized scandal that involved, among other things, a tattoo for memorabilia scandal by OSU players. He then returned to Youngstown State to continue to have an impact on the lives of young people.
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