“Concern for man and his fate must be the chief interests of all technical endeavors. Never forget this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.”
Jim Tressel stood in front of a room filled with close to 100 people, ranging from college girls to retiree-aged men. It was impossible not to notice his sweater vest was absent. The only ring Tressel wore was his wedding band. Things got quiet, fast.
This was the first week of “Principles of Coaching,” the class Tressel and Jim Dennison are teaching in Leigh Hall at the University of Akron.
Tressel is an imposing presence on Akron’s campus. His new title, Vice President for Student Success, means he has his hands in every department of the university. He’s constantly speaking, meeting with people and offering suggestions. He’s a coach in every sense of the word, even if he doesn’t roam the sidelines anymore.
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