Tressel named university president
MAY 09, 2014 9:24a ET
Former Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel will be the next president of Youngstown State University.
Tressel, who has been at the University of Akron in a non-athletic department position since 2012, most recently holding the title of vice president for student success, was a unanimous selection of the school's trustees.
The 61-year-old was also a finalist for the presidency at Akron but the school announced Thursday that Scott Scarborough, the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Toledo, had received that job.
Before coaching the Buckeyes, Tressel spent 15 years as Youngstown State's head football coach, winning two Division I-AA titles.
Tressel resigned from Ohio State after allegations that his players sold memorabilia for money and tattoos. After an investigation, the NCAA imposed upon him a five-year "show-cause" penalty, which will expire late in 2016. At an open forum for the Youngstown State gig, Tressel said he did not have a desire to return to coaching. His focus will now squarely turn to academia.