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Youngstown State extends Tressel as president through 2020

Board Chair Dee Crawford said in a statement that the former Ohio State University football coach has "excelled" in leading the university the past four years.
Former Ohio State coach Jim Tressel speaks at Earle Bruce's celebration of life at Saint John Arena Wednesday (WBNS)

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Youngstown State University's trustees and its president have agreed to extend his contract through June 2020.

The university's Board of Trustees and President Jim Tressel recently agreed to the one-year extension. Board Chair Dee Crawford said in a statement that the former Ohio State University football coach has "excelled" in leading the university the past four years.

Tressel was named YSU's ninth president in 2014 and signed a three-year contract through the end of June 2017. Tressel and the board later agreed to a contract allowing some renewal options. Last fall, the contract was extended through June 2019.

The contract extension agreed upon Thursday does not include a pay raise. The university says his annual salary will remain at $300,000.