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Dick Tressel Joins Football Coaching Staff

March 27, 2012 at 11:06 am

Dick Tressel, football headshotNORTHFIELD, Minn. – Carleton College head football coach Bob Pagel announced the addition of Dick Tressel to the Knights’ staff for the 2012 season. Tressel, who will serve as offensive coordinator at Carleton, spent 11 years at Ohio State University, including the last eight as the Buckeyes’ running backs coach.

Tressel joined the Ohio State football staff in 2001 as associate director of football operations. He returned to on-field coaching in 2004, taking over the direction of the Buckeyes running back corps. Prior to the 2011 season, he added the role of special teams coordinator to his list of duties, and the Buckeyes ranked 15th in the nation in kickoff returns.

No stranger to the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC), Tressel was the head football coach at Hamline University for 23 seasons, amassing a 124-102-2 overall record and directing the Pipers to the MIAC championship in 1984 and 1988. In 1984, he was honored as the Football News Division III coach of the year. Tressel also served as Hamline’s director of athletics during his last 21 years on campus.

Tressel graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College in 1970 with a degree in physical education. He received his master's from Florida State University in 1976 and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He is a member of the Minnesota High School Football Coaches, Berea (Ohio) High School, and Hamline University halls of fame.

Dick Tressel Coaching Assignments

Season Role School
2012-present   --  Offensive Coordinator   --  Carleton College
2011   --  Runnings Backs, Special Teams Coordinator   --  Ohio State University
2004-2010   --  Running Backs   --  Ohio State University
2001-2003   --  Assoc. Director of Football Operations   --  Ohio State University
1979-2000   --  Dir. of Athletics, Head Football Coach   --  Hamline University
1978-1979   --  Head Football Coach   --  Hamline University
1974-1977   --  Defensive Coordinator   --  Wayne State University
1971-1973   --  Head Coach   --  Gibsonburg High School
1970   --  Graduate Assistant   --  Florida State University