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Jim Tressel Introduced As Akron's Vice President of Strategic Engagement

Akron University announced Thursday that former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel will act as the university’s vice president of strategic engagement.

Tressel’s first coaching job was at Akron, acting as a graduate assistant from 1975-78.

According to News 5 in Cleveland, Tressel said:

"It’s always important where you are and to come back to the place that gave you your first chance. I’ll be coaching every day. Coaching is serving. That’s not out of my blood. Out on the field, that’s probably out of it."

Tressel will reportedly begin on May 1 and make approximately $200,000 per year.

Tressel was the head coach at Ohio State from 2001 to 2010, winning a national title in 2002. According to News 5, Tressel met with Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay about becoming the team’s head coach but was not offered the job.

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