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.
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Big Changes at the Shoe!
Ohio Stadium Policy Changes Announced No bag policy instituted; stadium-wide alcohol sales to begin
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Bags larger than 5x8x1-inches will no longer be permitted in Ohio Stadium beginning with the Buckeye Country Superfest June 18-19. The policy also will be in effect for the International Champions Cup soccer game July 27 and the 2016 Ohio State football season as The Ohio State University implements a "no bag" policy at the 104,944-seat venue.
The policy will result in an increased level of security and improve the game experience for fans.
"We have worked alongside our safety, security and management teams and studied similar no bag policies," Craig Stone, chief of the Ohio State University Police Division, said. "We are confident this new policy will create a safer environment for our fans. We also believe the policy will expedite the process of getting our fans into the stadium and to their seats."
There will be one exception to the policy with regard to the size of handbags:
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