Youngstown, OH, United States (NewsBahn) – Former Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel has been offered the job as college president at Youngstown State, according to reports.
Negotiations with Tressel, who left the Buckeyes after a scandal exposed that players sold memorabilia for cash and tattoos, have reportedly begun.
“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. “Mr. Tressel has the personality and leadership skills, in addition to widespread community support, to dramatically raise YSU’s profile and prominence across Ohio and the nation.”
Ex-president Randy Dunn left to head up the Southern Illinois University system.