Tressel to make first appearance as Youngstown president

Jim Tressel
Jim Tressel

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) – Youngstown State University plans a formal ceremony to install Jim Tressel as president, though the former Ohio State football coach has been on the job for weeks.

Tressel and Governor John Kasich are expected to speak during the public event Monday afternoon at an arena on Youngstown State’s campus in northeast Ohio.

Tressel officially became president July 1 at the school where he started his college coaching career years earlier. Youngstown State agreed to pay him $300,000 a year as president.

Tressel had been an administrator at the University of Akron the past two years. Before that, he was forced out at Ohio State after players sold memorabilia for cash and tattoos.

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