Youngstown St. offers presidency to Tressel
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Trustees at Youngstown State University voted Friday to offer the president's job to former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel, who started his college coaching career there.
"After fully examining each and every candidate and reviewing the input from hundreds of individuals across the campus and the community, the Board of Trustees believes Mr. Tressel is the right individual at the right time to lead Youngstown State University," board chairman Sudershan Garg said in a statement.
He took the job after being forced out at Ohio State following a scandal in which players sold memorabilia for cash and tattoos, leading to an investigation that spurred sanctions against the team and Tressel.
While making his pitch for the president's job to faculty, staff and students at Youngstown State, he told reporters he's not planning to go back to coaching and would accept his next position with the understanding that it would be long-term.
The faculty union at Youngstown State supported his bid to be president.