NORTHFIELD, 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
|2012-present||Offensive Coordinator||Carleton College|
|2011-2012||Running Backs, Spec. Teams Coordinator||Ohio State University|
|2004-2011||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|