Jim Tressel to Deliver the 2013 OTF Conference and Show Keynote Address presented by Syngenta
Monday, June 24, 2013
The Ohio Turfgrass Foundation (OTF) and Keynote
Address presenting partner, Syngenta, are pleased to announce that former Ohio
State football coach, Jim Tressel, will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 OTF
Conference and Show being held December 3-5, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio.
Tressel, a native of Mentor, Ohio, currently
serves as the vice president of strategic engagement for the University of
Akron. During his tenure at Ohio State, Tressel’s teams accumulated an overall
record of 94 wins and 22 losses. A highlight of his coaching career at Ohio
State includes an undefeated 2002 season, which was capped by a victory over
the University of Miami in stunning fashion to win the BCS National
In addition, his Ohio State teams won seven
Big Ten titles and appeared in a total of eight BCS bowl games. Prior to taking
the helm at Ohio State, Tressel led Youngstown State to four Division I-AA national
championships. During his coaching career, he received several awards including
numerous Coach of the Year honors, a testament to his passion for teaching and
A proven leader, Jim Tressel is sure to
captivate the audience with his message of teamwork and preparation. The
Keynote Address presented by Syngenta will take place on Wednesday, December 4th
as part of the Awards, Scholarships and Keynote presentation beginning at 1:00
pm on the tradeshow floor’s main stage.
For more information about the Ohio Turfgrass
Foundation Conference and Show, including exhibitor information, please visit www.otfshow.org or contact OTF at 614.285.4683.
About the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation:
Founded in 1961, the Ohio Turfgrass
Foundation has become one of the leading organizations of its kind,
contributing nearly $5 million to the industry in the form of research grants,
gifts and student scholarships. Each year, thousands of industry professionals
attend OTF events including the OTF Conference and Show. OTF strives to provide
its members and event attendees with value for their investment through regular
industry updates, legislative representation and leading continuing education
opportunities. For more information about the Ohio Turfgrass Foundation and the
Conference and Show, visit www.ohioturfgrass.org.
With more than 20
years experience developing and marketing products specifically for turf,
Syngenta delivers disease, insect, and weed control products as well as turf
grass growth regulators to golf superintendents, sports turf managers and
professional lawn care operators.