On Wednesday, the Ohio State Buckeyes athletic department announced 14 members of the school’s athletic Hall of Fame, including several familiar names. Amongst the group is long-time head coach Jim Tressel, star wide receiver Joey Galloway and NCCA Champion wrestler J Jaggers.
Coach Tressel, a Mentor, Ohio native, led the Buckeyes squad from 2001-2010 winning one of the most memorable games in college football history when Ohio State upset the talent laden Miami Hurricanes. During his tenure, Tressel accumulated a 94-21 record winning six Big Ten titles and making seven BCS bowl game appearances.
Tressel’s impact within Ohio State football runs much deeper than his wins on the field. Tressel rebuilt a struggling program from the ground up and laid the foundation for the current head coach Urban Meyer and his 2015 National Championship squad.
Now, as athletic director of Yungstown State, Tressel remains very active within the Ohio community and Buckeyes fans will forever be grateful for his contributions.
On top of this honor, Tressel will be enshrined into the National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015 in December.
Congrats to coach Tressel and the entire Ohio State athletic department as they welcome the Hall of Fame Class of 2015.