Since his departure from Ohio State football amid the program’s tattoo scandal, there has been speculation about whether Jim Tressel will eventually return to coaching. That doesn’t seem to be in the cards.
After spending 2011 as a consultant for the Indianapolis Colts, Tressel entered a new line of work.
The national championship-winning coach returned to Youngstown State University, where he served as head football coach from 1986-2000, in 2014 to become the school’s 10th president.
The 66-year old Ohio native is sticking around YSU for at least a few more years.
Jim Tressel’s contract as Youngstown State University president has been extended through 2020.
From the Associated Press:
The university’s Board of Trustees and President Jim Tressel recently agreed to the one-year extension. Board Chair Dee Crawford said in a statement that the former Ohio State University football coach has “excelled” in leading the university the past four years.
Tressel was named YSU’s ninth president in 2014 and signed a three-year contract through the end of June 2017. Tressel and the board later agreed to a contract allowing some renewal options. Last fall, the contract was extended through June 2019.
The contract extension agreed upon Thursday does not include a pay raise. The university says his annual salary will remain at $300,000.
When he took the job, Tressel said he was officially retired from coaching. This move makes that even more likely to be true.