Jim Tressel to teach class on 'Principles of Coaching' at Akron

Former Buckeye coach Jim Tressel will teach a course on coaching this fall. (USATSI)

Since being forced to resign as Ohio State’s head coach in 2011, Jim Tressel hasn’t been too far removed from college life. 

Tressel began working at the University of Akron in 2012 and has since carved out a unique niche as the vice president for student success. It seems as if the former coach is going to expand his role within the University by teaching a course titled, “The General Principles of Coaching,” along with former Akron coach Jim Dennison.

“The course isn’t really about football but will discuss overall coaching ideas, plans and advice,” according to Cleveland.com. The class is available to undergrads, graduate students and even the general public and will begin on August 28.   

Part of the 3-credit course will also include guest lectures from current Akron football coach Terry Bowden and men's basketball coach Keith Dambrot, who was LeBron James' high school coach. 

It’s not the first time Tressel has ventured into the classroom as he taught a similar course at Ohio State, which was chronicled by the Wall Street Journal.

Either way, Tressel, still in the middle of a five-year show-cause penalty that keeps him away from the football field, clearly hasn’t tired of the game.

By establishing even firmer roots at the University, he’s only strengthening his case to eventually become the president at Akron, a rumor we noted two weeks ago. 

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