Former Ohio State head football coach and current Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel has been named the keynote speaker at the Grandview Heights High School 100th Commencement in May 2015.
“We’re excited to have Jim Tressel come as our speaker,” said Grandview Heights principal Ken Chaffin. “He’s someone known in the state of Ohio for his accomplishments as a football coach, but from day one in his career, Jim Tressel has first and foremost been an educator.”
Tressel coached at Youngstown State from 1986-2000 and led his team to six consecutive NCAA Division I-AA National Championship games, winning four of them in 1991, 1993, 1994 and 1997. After his tenure at YSU he went on tot become the head coach at Ohio State and led the Buckeyes to 10 consecutive BCS Bowl Games, including consecutive BCS National Championship games in 2006 and 2007.
After retiring from coaching in 2011 he became the President of Youngstown State, allowing him to continue his devotion to teaching and developing the minds of future generations.
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