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Tressel applies for YSU presidency

Published: Fri, April 11, 2014 @ 4:08 p.m.


It’s official. Jim Tressel has applied to become Youngstown State University’s ninth president.

Tressel, former YSU and Ohio State University football coach, applied Friday for the job, confirmed Jamie Ferrare, president of AGB Search, the firm leading the search for YSU’s next president. Monday is the application deadline.

Tressel of Medina, who has worked since 2012 as executive vice president for student success at the University of Akron, also applied last month to be president at that university.


1billdog1(1262 comments)posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Well Jim must of gotten turned down at Akron that must know better then to hire a coach as president. Lets hope YSU follows suite.

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2walter_sobchak(1912 comments)posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Done deal! Now the big money people that signed the letter to get him here now have to get out their checkbooks to support the institution. Tressel will then need to get to Columbus and publicly get in the ear of Kasich to quit giving everything to tOSU and help the smaller state schools. This is good hopeful news for the area and my alma mater.

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3HenryTheBear(23 comments)posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Outstanding!!! He applies and the Valley is already buzzing!! This is exactly what we need. Loving it. Might have to apply to grad school at ysu if we get him

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4yonko(27 comments)posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

I must agree with billdog1, he apparently did not get the UA job and is now trying for 2nd best thing out there. No way can this be a good thing. Way to many issues for the highest level position of a University. He may have leadership qualities that an athlete may buy into, but this same leadership also cost him is job at OSU. No one is perfect and he served his time, but this should definitely not be forgotten.

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5nabby(2 comments)posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

billdog may not have the best spelling/grammar, but he definitely has BRAINS! Love your posts, billdog--keep 'em comin'!

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6joemamma(61 comments)posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

thank god we are all saved! rejoice and sing his praises! TRESS TRESS TRESS TRESS!!!!!! STROLLO WARM UP YOUR LIPS! LET THE BUTT KISSIN START!

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7JoeFromHubbard(1044 comments)posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

If Jim is accepted as president, time will tell if that was a good choice.

Give him a chance.

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8bmanresident(597 comments)posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

When he becomes president will he officially endorse that Sammarone crony as Probate Judge. Afterall football in this Valley gives you all the credentials no matter the job. Football for life in this joke of an area!

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9James_S(268 comments)posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

If he's hired as President of YSU will Head Football coach Eric Wolford will ultimately be answerable to him?
I can see it now...
Jim Tressel- the nation's 1st President/ Head Football Coach at an Institute of Higher Learning.

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10paulydel(1293 comments)posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

Some of you should win an award for stupidity because of your comments. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. I say Tressel learned his lesson and definitely would be an attraction to the Youngstown area. I believe that Jim Tressel is a good man and he will motivate the students and faculty at YSU. Hire him.

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11westcomm11(23 comments)posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

I never seen as many Ass kissers as I do in this valley ,Screw Tressel and all his crony's.

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12janellen(1 comment)posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

The YSU board needs to do their homework on the probability of longevity in the presidency of their candidates. Dun leaving after just 7 months did more damage to the YSU image than what hiring a non-qualified candidate would ever do. The board should have had a better sense that Dunn was not going to last long based upon his roots. Tressel is an alumni of Akron, his wife an alumni of YSU. Either institution will at least find longevity/stability by hiring Jim. You cannot be an attractive choice to students/parents as a college that's known to change Presidency every year or two. The town of Youngstown, while trying to make progress and succeeding in some areas, is declining and has a black mark against it--it needs to pull out all the stops to get back to where it deserves to be.

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13mrblue(989 comments)posted 5 months, 3 weeks ago

It looks like all of you Tressel backers are going to get your man. Keep this in mind. Be Careful Of What You Wish For. Also, is he really qualified?

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14Mugabe(3 comments)posted 5 months, 2 weeks ago

Calling Tressel a crook is a bit strong, but he did bend, blink at, twist and otherwise ignore rules at OSU and was fired for it. Anywhere else this would disqualify you for such a position. But, in Youngstown..... maybe not.

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