The University of Akron announced last night that Coach Tressel has returned to Akron to serve in a newly formed position as Vice President of Strategic Engagement. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Tressel will be working to raise funds for a new basketball arena along with student programs such as the “Akron Experience,” a service learning program for Akron students.
While it was great fun to speculate on the rumors of Coach Tressel heading to Indianapolis, this is a much more fitting position for the former Ohio State coach. Coach Tressel has always been a teacher as much as a coach and it appears that this will allow him to directly work with students.
It may also pave the way for a future back at Ohio State once the smoke clears. Besides, has their ever been an Ohio State coach who hasn’t finished their career at Ohio State (at least not since Woody)?