Friday, January 8, 2010
OSU's Tressel wins Daugherty Award
By ESPN.com staff ESPN.com
Jim Tressel will be honored for outstanding contributions to college football.
Jim Tressel is still waiting for his first Big Ten Coach of the Year award, but the Ohio State boss has earned another significant honor.
Tressel was named the 2010 recipient of the Duffy Daugherty Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to college football. Previous winners of the award include Paul "Bear" Bryant, Bo Schembechler, Joe Paterno, Bobby Bowden, Hayden Fry, Ara Parseghian, Tom Osborne and Woody Hayes. Former Houston coach Bill Yeoman and former Michigan State coach George Perles won the award last year.
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio, an assistant under Tressel at both Ohio State and Youngstown State, will present Tressel with the award April 29 in Bath, Mich.
"What a tremendous thrill it is to accept an award named for the great Duffy Daugherty," Tressel said of winning the award. "He was a childhood idol of mine and a coaching peer of my dad, Lee Tressel. Sharing the day with the Michigan State staff will be something that I will always cherish."