Jim Tressel offered his resignation on Monday, amid turmoil surrounding Ohio State football players violating NCAA rules by accepting gifts in exchange for sports memorabilia.
According to new reports, the school may be have committed multiple additional violations.
Tressel, 58, finishes his Ohio State coaching career with a 106-22-0 record. In 10 seasons, he led the Buckeyes to eight Bowl Championship Series games.
Here is the complete text of Jim Tressel's resignation.
After meeting with university officials, we agreed that it is in the best interest of Ohio State that I resign as head football coach.
The recent situation has been a distraction for our great university and I make this decision for the greater good of our school.
The appreciation that [wife] Ellen and I have for the Buckeye Nation is immeasurable. We have been blessed to work with the finest group of young men in America and we love them dearly. In addition, we cannot thank you enough... the high school coaches we have worked with these many years.
We know that God has a plan for us and we will be fine. We will be Buckeyes forever.