JIM TRESSEL TO SIGN THE WINNERS MANUAL AT THE THE WILLIAM OXLEY THOMPSON LIBRARY ON OSU CAMPUS

Ohio State Coach will sign his bestselling book from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 24

Carol Stream, Ill. —Tyndale House Publishers today announced that Ohio State University head football coach, Jim Tressel, will sign his bestselling book, The Winners Manual: For the Game of Life, from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 24, at the William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library on the OSU campus in Columbus. There will be a limited number of signed books per customer, but the consumer may purchase as many as he or she wishes. The book, cowritten with Chris Fabry, was released July 15, 2008, and spent eight weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list, reaching as high as No. 3 on the “Advice, How-To & Miscellaneous” list.

The related events on Monday, August 24 include:
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Tours of the newly renovated William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Jim Tressel Book Signing
7:30 p.m. – Ohio State Football Practice at Ohio Stadium
The William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library reopens August 3 after a three year renovation that has transformed the nearly 100-year-old facility into a center for learning and research. The library includes an exciting array of spaces designed for individual and group study, with seating for nearly 1,800 people. More than one million volumes and several unique special collections will be housed in the Thompson Library, which will also have more than 200 computers, wireless internet access and a café. Twin atriums lead to a restored Grand Reading Room, a new glass enclosed contemporary study space, small group study rooms and exhibit spaces for the Libraries’ special collections. Coach Tressel and his wife Ellen co-chaired the fundraising committee which secured more than $21 million toward the project.
For the myriad Ohio State Buckeyes’ fans throughout the country, as well as football fans in general, The Winners Manual provides a rare glimpse into the mind of one of the most respected coaches in college football history and into the huddle of one of the most successful football programs of all time. Coach Tressel shares never-before-published anecdotes about players and games from throughout his storied coaching career at Ohio State and Youngstown State, as well as fundamental lessons he has been imparting to his players and coaching staffs for the past twenty years.
All of Coach Tressel’s proceeds from the sale of The Winners Manual will go to the William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library Renovation Fund on the OSU campus.
The book signings information for The Winners Manual is as follows:
Monday, August 24 – 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.William Oxley Thompson Memorial Library
1858 Neil Avenue Mall
Columbus, OH 43201
Phone: 614-247-2000
Tyndale House Publishers has had great recent success with a number of football-related titles. Tony Dungy’s Quiet Strength: The Practices, Principles, and Priorities of a Winning Life (July 2007) reached No. 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers List, and with more than 1,000,000 copies in print, is one of the best-selling sports-related titles in history. Dungy’s most current book (Jan. 2009), Uncommon: Finding Your Path to Significance, reached No. 2 on the Times’ “Advice, How-To & Misc.” list. Deanna Favre’s Don’t Bet Against Me! (Sept. 2007) spent 10 consecutive weeks on either the New York Times hardcover nonfiction primary list (top 15) or the expanded list (top 35). Favre is the wife of NFL great Brett Favre. First Things First, a book by Brenda and Kurt Warner, debuted on the New York Times hardcover, non-fiction list on July 26 and Game Plan for Life, by NFL Hall of Famer and NASCAR owner Joe Gibbs, will debut on the Times’ “Advice, How-To” list on August 9.