Jim Tressel will headline a class of 14 current and former Ohio State Buckeyes being enshrined into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame, OSU announced Wednesday.
The 2015 class, which includes 12 players and two coaches, is scheduled to be inducted on Sept. 18 before being honored at halftime during the OSU football game against Northern Illinois the following day.
Tressel, who was also chosen for the College Football Hall of Fame in January, compiled a 106-22 record at OSU from 2001-2010, including a national championship in 2002.
The current president of Youngstown State was fired from OSU before the 2011 season for his involvement in the “Tattoo-Gate” scandal, which saw several of his players exchanging memorabilia and autographs for tattoos or cash. OSU’s 12 wins from the 2010 season, including a Sugar Bowl victory over Arkansas, were vacated as a result.
OSU made two more appearances in the national championship under Tressel after the 2002 triumph, falling to Florida in 2006 and LSU in 2007. Tressel led the Buckeyes to six Big Ten titles and a 9-1 record against Michigan in his tenure.
Another notable former member of the OSU football team being honored is wide receiver Joey Galloway, who played in Columbus from 1991-1994.
Galloway, the eighth-overall pick in the 1995 NFL draft, caught 108 passes for 1,894 yards and 19 touchdowns in his time at OSU. The Bellaire, Ohio, native was a third-team AP All-American in 1993. He went on to have a 15-year NFL career and ranks 31st all-time with 10,950 receiving yards.
2006 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Player of the Year Terence Dials will also be among the inductees. Dials, who played at OSU from 2003-2006, ranks 14th in OSU history in scoring and fifth in rebounding.
The lone inductee active at OSU is women’s golf coach Therese Hession, who has coached in Columbus since 1991. In her tenure, OSU has won nine Big Ten championships and has made 14 NCAA championship appearances.
Hession has twice won National Coach of the Year honors and seven Big Ten Coach of the Year awards.
A full list of inductees can be found below:
- Tim Anderson, football, 1968-1970
- Justin Cook, men’s soccer, 2000-2002, 2004
- Terence Dials, men’s basketball, 2003-2006
- Lara Dickenmann, women’s soccer, 2004-2007
- Natalia Diea, women’s diving, 2001-2003
- Annabelle Fago, women’s rowing, 2004-2007
- Joey Galloway, football, 1991-1994
- Therese Hession, women’s golf coach, 1991-present
- J Jaggers, wrestling, 2006-2009
- Perry Martter, wrestling, 1921-1922
- Teresa Meyer, pistol, 2004-2008
- Dan Seimetz, baseball, 1995-1998
- Paul Tilley, men’s hockey, 1977-1980
- Jim Tressel, football coach, 2001-2010