Jim Tressel is currently the president of Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio. Before becoming an administrator, he was the head coach of the Youngstown State Penguins and later the Ohio State Buckeyes in a career that spanned from 1986 until 2010. Tressel’s teams earned several national championships during the course of his career, earning him numerous accolades. He was born in Mentor, Ohio and attended Baldwin–Wallace College, where he played football as quarterback under his father, Lee Tressel. He was hired by Ohio State before the start of the 2001 season to replace John Cooper. During his tenure as Ohio State’s 22nd head football coach, his teams competed in three BCS National Championship Games, and his 2002 squad won a national title, achieving the first 14–0 season record in major college football since 1897 Penn Quakers.
He resigned from coaching at OSU in May 2011 and finished his career at Ohio State with an official overall record of 94–22 (.810), including six Big Ten Conference championships, a 5–4 bowl record, a 4–3 mark in BCS bowl games, and an 8–1 record against the arch-rival Michigan Wolverines. His eight wins against Michigan place him second in school history to Woody Hayes, who had 16, and he is the only Ohio State head coach to win seven consecutive games against the Wolverines. Tressel’s success as a head coach led to him being inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2015.
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Jason Day is an Australian golfer and PGA Tour member. He is a former World Number 1 in the World Golf Ranking, having first achieved the ranking in September 2015. Day first broke into the world’s top ten in June 2011, rising to world number nine after his runner-up finish at the U.S. Open. In February 2014, Day won his first WGC title, the WGC-Accenture Match Play Championship and won it for a second time in 2016. With his 2016 win, he joined Tiger Woods and Geoff Ogilvy as the only multiple winners of the WGC Match Play. He went on to win his first major tournament at the 2015 PGA Championship, scoring a record 20 strokes under par and rising to number three in the world rankings. We discuss the importance of being driven to succeed for the right reasons and Jason shares his desire to rise again as the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world as he had previously held this ranking for 51 weeks.