Please join us as we extend our utmost respect and enthusiasm to one of our favorite events of the year, Athletes w/ Disabilities. Folks, if you want to see the face of courage, and joy, and strength, then do NOT miss this event! We will honor 2 proud athletes and show them how their hard work and dedication to their sport, families, and community is worth all of the pain and suffering! Make sure to bring your family members and friends to this memorable event!! We will also have an OSU Coach talk about the IU game as well as our great MC Mr. Dave Maetzold. This event is one not to be missed!
A great event was held on sept 21st as we hostred Clair Crawford of "Oh Hail No" and Bill Davidge of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Dear Agonis Club Members and Valued Supporters:
Please join us as we get ready for Tulane with our September 21, 2018 luncheon.
We will be hosting and honoring three Central Ohio student-athletes for their exceptional sportsmanship, academics and on field performances.
And then we are excited to have Clair Crawford, Co-Host of "OH Hail No" podcast and contributing writer for The Ozone (theozone.net). Clair provides analysis and insights of Ohio State football and beyond all the while sharing her passion for the Buckeyes.
You don't want to miss this one!
Well, what another fun and beautiful day we all had this year for the 2018 Agonis Club person Of The Year Golf Outing and Banquet for Thad Matta.
With over 100 members golfing and eating and having a great time, we were able to raise money for the kids and show our honoree, Thad Matta how much we care! The stakes were high in the golf tournament with the #5 Par 3 Hole-in-one contest. No one got the hole in one or the $10,000 prize, but our past President, Fred Abbott was darn close!
The weather was absolutely beautiful as we whipped around Medallion Club and everyone was in great spirits as the Beer carts kept the spirits flowing!
As the day entered evening, the press start arriving for a glimpse of the very Tan Thad Matta who looked extremely relaxed and comfortable! He was pleasant and gave a 10 minute interview before we headed into the banquet to cheer him on and honor him for the great career that he had at OSU!
We were again joined by our MC Mr. Paul Keel's(Voice of the Buckeyes), and Mr. Dave Maetzold (Mr. Blue Jackets) and many past OSU greats like John Diebler (All time 3 point shooter in Big10 history) and even the great All American Clark Kellogg came in for Dinner!
Kobe Bryant in Attendance ads to the Excitement!
It turns out that lightning can strike twice. As it did for Notre Dame when Arike Ogubowale sunk buzzer-beater shots to advance to and later to win the NCAA 2018 Div I Women's Basketball Championship at Nationwide Arena this past weekend.
On twitter broadcast analyst and former NCAA player, LaChina Robinson said, “In my 16 Women’s Final Fours, this has been the best, By FAR. Well done Columbus.” Notre Dame's winning coach Muffet McGraw had this to say, “Just an incredible job by Columbus and the local community. Great support for women’s basketball and definitely one of the best Final Fours since 2001, right?” 2001 being the last time the Irish won the Championship.
Here in Central Ohio the Championship game pulled the highest television rating in the Country at 8.5 percent of viewers. Ohio State and Columbus last hosted an NCAA Semifinal and Final in 2005 when the Men's Ice Hockey Frozen Four was held at the Schottenstein Center to similar praise from visitors.
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Jason is our 2017 Agonis Club OSU Season Ticket Raffle Winner!!
Congratulations and Thank you for your support!!!
Get a Commemorative Person of the Year Polo Shirt!
Get this commemorative Polo Shirt from our 2017 POY Golf Outing for Jim Tressel and re-live the magic all over again! This outing was amazing and now you can get your hands on this limited edition Polo Shirt and be the talk of the office all year!!
Limited sizes and quantities are available and once they are gone, they are gone!
Wow. A week ago, over 150 golfers and members converged on Medallion Club in Westerville for one of the nicest Spring days of the year for our annual 18 hole scramble. We had a fantastic day with not only Coach Tressel and Coach Connolly in attendance, but the likes of Craig Krenzel and AJ Hawk running around the course made the day a good time for all. We were also joined by our very own weekly luncheon and emcee 10TV's Dave Maetzold, the Voice of OSU Football Mr. Paul Keels, and OSU Historian Jack Park all had their hands in making this one special day for all!
We raised a LOT of money for plaques, awards and scholarships and everyone was treated to a fantastic Steak dinner after a great day on the links.
Tressel announced 2017 Agonis Person of Year
Please join The Agonis Club of Columbus, its proud members and past OSU greats as we honor OSU Coaching Legend Mr. Jim Tressel (@JimTressel5) as our 2017 Person of The Year On Monday May 8, 2017 at The Medallion Club. Check this website for more details to come!
Northeast Ohio Native, Tressel graduated from Berea High School in 1971. Earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from Baldwin-Wallace College (1975) and a master’s degree in Education from the University of Akron (1977).
Jim Tressel start his football coaching career as an assistant at Ohio State University, Syracuse University, Miami University of Ohio and the University of Akron. In all of his coaching posts, Tressel also taught in the classroom to remain engaged with the student body.
In 1986 Tressel became head football coach at Youngstown State University. Within two seasons, the Penguins were in the NCAA Playoffs. He was named executive director of Intercollegiate Athletics in 1994. In his 15-year tenure as head football coach, Tressel’s teams amassed a record of 135-52-2, appeared in the playoffs 10 times and won four national championships.
Tressel left YSU in 2001 to become head football coach at Ohio State University. From 2001 to 2010, he guided the Buckeyes to the 2002 National Championship, six Big Ten Championships, nine bowl appearances, seven 10-win seasons and an 8-1 record against Michigan. His record at Ohio State was 94-21.
Tressel has published two books: “The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life” (2008) and “Life Promises for Success” (2011). His lengthy list of awards includes the American Football Coaches Association National Coach of the Year in 1991, 1994 and 2002, the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year in 1994 and 2002, Chevrolet National Coach of the Year in 1997, 1994 and 1993, the Paul “Bear” Bryant National Coach of the Year in 2002 and the Sporting News National Coach of the Year in 2002. At YSU, he received the Heritage Award in 2008.
He was inducted into the National Football Foundation’s College Football Hall of Fame and the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame, both in 2015. He entered the YSU Athletics Hall of Fame in 2013.
In 2015, Ellen and Jim Tressel made a $1 million pledge to create the Ellen and Jim Tressel Student Work Opportunity Endowment Fund at YSU, an initiative to help expand student employment opportunities on campus. It was the latest in an extensive list of fund raising and philanthropy activities for the Tressels. They also participated in the YSU campaigns for the Andrews Student Recreation and Wellness Center, the expansion of Stambaugh Stadium and the Watson and Tressel Training Site. In 2007, Frank and Norma Watson and Jim and Ellen Tressel donated a combined $1 million to the YSU Centennial Campaign to help fund the WATTS. He also was co-chair of the $110 million campaign for the renovation of Ohio State University’s William Oxley Thompson Library. Along with his university fund raising, Tressel has also been called upon to lead many campaigns for the entire community and its needs.
Ellen Tressel is a YSU graduate and an accomplished businesswoman and philanthropist who remains engaged in charitable causes and community organizations in cities where she and her husband have built careers and raised family, including Youngstown, Columbus and Akron. She began her own financial career in her family’s business in Youngstown and served 17 years at Butler, Wick and Co.
They are the proud parents of four accomplished adults: Zak, Carlee, Eric and Whitney.
SAVE THE DATE- THIS ONE IS NOT BE MISSED!!
Hello to all of our valued Agonis Club Members and friends!
We are super excited for the 2016 Kickoff and have updated this website with aa LOT of new updates and events.
Our 1st Luncheon is THIS FRIDAY starting at 11am- Get registered HERE
The Men's and Women's OSU Basketball Tip-off events are scheduled
And...Announcing the 2017 Agonis Person Of The Year ...Legendary OSU Coach Jim Tressel
So, there you go - we are off! Get your tickets - Buy your raffle tickets and get ready for another amazing year of sportsmanship and fun!! See you all soon!
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