Tressel elected to YSU Hall of Fame

Jim Tressel

Former Youngstown State University and Ohio State University football coach Jim Tressel, on Tuesday, was elected to the YSU Athletic Hall of Fame.

Tressel, who won four NCAA Division I-AA national championships for the Penguins and guided the Buckeyes to the 2002 Division I-A national championship, headlines the class of seven inductees.

Tressel’s YSU teams went 135-57-2 in 15 seasons. He was a three-time national coach of the year and was YSU’s athletic director.

Tressel’s teams won national championships in 1991, 1993, 1994 and 1997 and lost in the national championship games in 1992 and 1999.

The new class will be inducted during a ceremony on Nov. 16 when YSU plays two-time defending national champion North Dakota State.

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