Jim Tressel Salary
What is Jim Tressel's salary as head coach of Ohio State's football team? $3.5 million per year.
Jim Tressel is a game-day consultant for the Indianapolis Colts, of the National Football League as well as a former collegiate football head coach who has a net worth of $16 million. Jim Tressel has earned his net worth as the head football coach at Ohio State University from 2001 to 2011, and at Youngstown State University from 1986 to 2000, as well as his current position with the Indianapolis Colts. He was born in Mentor, Ohio on December 5, 1962, and was inspired by his father Lee Tressel, who was a football coach at Mentor's high school. Jim's father Lee was hired by the Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio as head football coach, after Mentor's 34-game winning streak. As a result of hiring Tressel, Baldwin-Wallace won the NCAA Division III National Championship in 1978. Tressel himself was a quarterback at Baldwin–Wallace under his father's coaching. Eloise Tressel, Jim's mother worked at Baldwin–Wallace while his father was the head coach, as the athletic historian. Tressel is well-known for his coaching ablities at Ohio State, after replacing John Cooper in the 2001 season.
During his coaching career at Ohio State he led the team to three BCS National Championship Games, a national title in 2002, and six Big Ten Conference Championships. His prior 15 year career as head football coach at Youngstown, was also filled with accomplishments, his team won four NCAA Division I-AA Football Championships. Tressel was hired as a consultant by the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL in September, 2011, However he was suspended by the Colts until the 7th game of the season, because of his involvement in the NCAA violations that took place during his career at Ohio State, as head coach. Some Tressel has been the recipient of several awards and honors including inductee into Baldwin-Wallace College Athletic Hall of Fame in 1975, the 2002 Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year, and the Columbus Dispatch Ohio College Football Coach of the Year in 2010.