March 27, 2012

Dick Tressel Joins Football Coaching Staff at Carleton College

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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

Years
Role
School
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
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