Ohio - Jim Tressel will be the next president of Youngstown State University.

YSU's board of trustees voted unanimously today to offer the position of president to Tressel, executive vice president for student success at the University of Akron.

The appointment is not final until contract terms can be reached, trustees said.

"œAfter fully examining each and every candidate and reviewing the input from hundreds of individuals across the campus and the community, the Board of Trustees believes Mr. Tressel is the right individual at the right time to lead Youngstown State University," trustee chairman Sudershan Garg said in a press release. "œMr. Tressel has the personality and leadership skills, in addition to widespread community support, to dramatically raise YSU''™s profile and prominence across Ohio and the nation."

Tressel returns to the Mahoning Valley and the institution where he coached football from 1986 to 2000.

Since then he coached at Ohio State University and spent two years in administration at UA.

Tressel, who told a forum at YSU that he never planned to coach football again, was also a finalist for president at the University of Akron.