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Stan Jefferson (Director Operations/Player Development)

What are the chances you (or someone) can cut and paste this (if that is allowed?)? Damn firewall at work...

I am from Mansfield, and have always respected Stan Jefferson. I think he's a good pick-up that will eventually be an assistant coach.
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Here you go FKA... now get back to work :wink:

A Buckeye once again
Jefferson's years as a walk-on, relationship with Tressel helped him land gig
By Jon Spencer
News Journal

Ohio State head football coach Jim Tressel introduces Mansfield Senior High School Principal Stan Jefferson, OSU's new associate director of football administration, Tuesday at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe. (Dave Polcyn/News Journal)

COLUMBUS -- Stan Jefferson said and did everything right during the interview that convinced Ohio State to hire him as its associate director of football administration.

Except for one thing -- he wore a new blue suit to his day-long meet- ing with athletics director Andy Geiger, head foot- ball coach Jim Tressel and other OSU officials and coaching staff members.

"Jim pulled me aside and said, 'We don't wear blue here,' " Jefferson said of Tressel's remin- der Michigan co- lors are a bad fashion choice. "He didn't say it in a mean way ... and I knew where he was coming from."

He should. Jefferson, 51, is a Buckeye, born and bred. He grew up in Dayton, graduated from Ohio State in 1974 and even played two years as a walk-on tight end for Woody Hayes.

Appropriately dressed in a gray suit and surroun- ded by family and friends, Jefferson was introduced to the me- dia Tuesday during a spring football kickoff lunch- eon at the Buckeye Hall of Fame Cafe.

Tressel hoped to have Jefferson on board for the start of spring drills Thursday, but the school was so happy to secure his services it is allowing Jefferson to complete the year as principal at Mansfield Senior High School.

Not only is the high school closing its doors and moving into a $53 million facility in the fall, but Jefferson is closing the door on 28 years with the school district. He was a varsity track coach for 21 years and the Tygers head football coach for 10.

"A big thing to me was being able to finish the school year because I didn't want to put the district in a bad situation when it's trying to close one building and open another," Jefferson said. "It breaks my heart to leave Mansfield schools. I love it here. By, my gosh, after (OSU) met my every request, I can't turn this down ... it's unbelievable."

Jefferson will replace Tressel's brother Dick, now a running backs coach. In his new job, Jefferson will assist director of football administration Bob Tucker in the day-to-day operations of the program. He will monitor the academic pro- gress of the players, coordinate community outreach and service programs and serve as a liason between the football office and other support services at Ohio State, including the marching band.

"I think it will be fun," Jefferson said. "It's an administrative position and I'll be around the players. I think it's right up my alley. I'll be working with academics and sitting on various committees."

The phone call from Tressel that would dramatically change Jefferson's life came Feb. 20.

"I never pursued it, but I got the call and ... pop goes the weasel," he said. "By March 4, I was interviewing from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with everyone imaginable."

Jefferson didn't even list on his resume that he played a couple of years for the Buckeyes. Tressel discovered it while doing a background check.

"I thought, who really cares? That was 35 years ago and I was something like a fifth-team scout player," Jefferson said. "Jim said Ohio State would care."

The relationship between Jefferson and Tressel developed in the early '80s, when Jefferson coached at Malabar and Tressel was an assistant coach at Syracuse, recruiting Malabar linebacker Rudy Reed. Jefferson would work a number of summer camps for Tressel when he became football coach at Youngstown State.

"I told Stan three years ago of a vision I had for a position that would develop our (players) as whole people," Tressel said. "As he moved into administration and added some of the problem-solving opportunities, no one has more day-to-day things come up than a school administrator.

"He worked extensively with budgets and with kids from one end of the spectrum to the other, age-wise and ability-wise. A lot of our kids he coached in the 2002 (state) all-star game. So he's aware of the athletes we have and the excellence we seek.

"Tying in his administrative background and his coaching ... with his awareness across the board, you can't find a better person in the world for Ohio State than Stan Jefferson."

In retrospect, it appears Tressel began recruiting Jefferson at the same time he recruited Reed. Tressel got Reed, who went on to be a star for the Orangemen, and now he has Jefferson, too.

"I feel very honored to be associated with my alma mater and associated with a top 10 football program," Jefferson said. "I also think it's an honor for our community and school district. They could have selected anybody."

But "anybody" wouldn't have been Jefferson.

"Whatever positive word comes up in the dictionary, you can put in there when describing Stan," Mans- field Senior teacher and coach Khalil Ali said. "His work with kids stands out. Sometimes you take a hit as an administrator, but he's done everything from help the kids prepare for the ACT to giving them money out of his pocket for lunch money.

"Most of all, he's knowledgeable and a great friend. Our school district is losing a gem."

Stan The Man

As Mansfield Senior High football coach:

Had a 65-39, 10-years mark.

Led the Tygers to their only four playoff appearances.

Won four Ohio Heartland Conference championships.

Mentored NFL players George Swarn, Hugh Douglas and Jake Soliday.

Never won less than seven games from 1997 to 2002.

Sent almost 100 players on to college.

Finalist for the NFL High School Football Coach of the Year in 1999.

Produced nine All-Ohio first- or second-team players in Division I.

Was Ohio Heartland Conference Coach of the Year four times and Northwest District Coach of the Year three times.
As track coach at Malabar and Senior High:

Won nine conference titles, 14 district titles and five regional titles with boys and girls in 21 years.

Produced at least one state placer each year.

Produced two individual state champions (miler Mike Hallabrin and sprinter April Robinson) and two relay state champions.

Led his boys teams to four top-10 finishes at state.

Led the Tygers boys to a state runner-up finish in 1994.

Was Ohio Heartland Conference Coach of the Year seven times (four as boys coach, three as girls coach).

Named Northwest District Coach of the Year in 1987.

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How can you not like this hire and the direction of the program. Someone who has played for the Buckeyes and sticking it out as a walk-on, has coached in OH for years, and seems to be focused on turning out exceptional people, not just players.

Congrats to Coach Jefferson! Welcome aboard.
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Stan Jefferson wins award at Ohio State
March 19, 2010

COLUMBUS -- Former Mansfield Senior principal and football coach Stan Jefferson is one of seven Ohio State graduates receiving a 2010 African American Alumni Society Award.

This is the second class of award winners. They will be honored during the All-Decade African American Alumni Reunion Gala on May 1.

Jefferson, who earned an education degree from OSU in 1974, is receiving the Samella Lewis Professional Achievement Award. Winners were nominated by Ohio State alumni and friends. They were judged on career accomplishments and impact and service to Ohio State and the broader community.

Stan Jefferson wins award at Ohio State | mansfieldnewsjournal.com | Mansfield News Journal
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The Door to the Left
Director of Player Development Stan Jefferson adheres to an open-door policy that leaves those entering and exiting the wiser

Some things are just meant to be. http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/Vi...743&SPID=10408&DB_OEM_ID=17300&ATCLID=1059318http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/Vi...743&SPID=10408&DB_OEM_ID=17300&ATCLID=1059318Stan Jefferson was meant to be a great listener. It is his ability to understand the needs, hopes and beliefs of others that sets him apart. Believe it or not, the art of listening is just that, an art. It takes practice, it takes experience - it's a skill. Jefferson has mastered it and thank goodness.

"When you meet Coach Jefferson for the first time, you immediately know he is a friendly person," http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/Vi...743&SPID=10408&DB_OEM_ID=17300&ATCLID=1059476http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/Vi...743&SPID=10408&DB_OEM_ID=17300&ATCLID=1059476Bryant Browning, an offensive lineman entering his senior season with the Buckeyes, said. "He will come to you with a smile and hug and will let you know he's going to be here with you, be behind you and make sure you do the right thing and meet the right people so you will have a chance to be successful here and go on to live a successful life."

As the director of player development for the Buckeye football team, Jefferson simply is in the business of serving as an ambassador for youth. It was what he was meant to do.

"I think people who have great leadership are people who have great listening skills," Jefferson, who is in his seventh year overall with the football program, said. "I try to be a person who listens to what may be the needs of our youth and listen to the needs of people in general. From that, I think you will be able to formulate better answers to those needs as a listener. So, I have always been an advocate of our youth. I try to build a relationship with our youth and try to be a person who will listen to our youth."

For those who have had the privilege to be privy to Jefferson's insights, it would be no surprise he is the recipient of the Samella Lewis Professional Achievement Award. The honor recognizes individuals for their professional accomplishments as well as community service initiatives. Jefferson will be formally honored May 1 at the 2010 African American Alumni Awards during the All Decade African American Alumni Reunion Gala in the new Ohio Union.

There is clearly a tone of modesty in Jefferson's voice when asked about the significance of the honor and his place among the six other African American Alumni Awards recipients.

"When you read about the information about the award and Dr. Lewis, this award is actually about her accomplishments and they are unbelievable," Jefferson said. "Her accomplishments are unbelievable in general and her accomplishments are unbelievable based upon when those
accomplishments were done at that time, so to receive an award of this nature is to me an honor."

Dr. Lewis was the first woman in the United States to earn her PhD in art history and art. Receiving her master's degree in fine art from Ohio State in 1948, Lewis has left an impressive print in the field of art history as a celebrated expert on African American and African art.

A world traveler like Lewis, Jefferson has seen and experienced humanity and it has been those moments that have proved critical in his intangible ability to know how to get to the heart of his mentees.

"He's always there for you," http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/Vi...743&SPID=10408&DB_OEM_ID=17300&ATCLID=1383739http://www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/Vi...743&SPID=10408&DB_OEM_ID=17300&ATCLID=1383739DeVier Posey, a third-year wide receiver, said. "If you have any problems, whether academic or football related, his door is always open. It doesn't matter if we're on break or in session, he always makes himself available to the players. He truly sticks to his title. He makes you feel like you're really important. Coach 'J' is just a really good guy.

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Like old times for Tim Hinton and Stan Jefferson
Rivals reunite, reminisce as part of Meyer's regime
Dec 24, 2012
Written by
Jon Spencer
News Journal
Stan Jefferson and Tim Hinton, members of Urban Meyer?s Ohio State football staff, met 11 times in 10 years as the head football coaches at Ohio Heartland Conference rival schools Mansfield Senior and Marion Harding, respectively. Here is a breakdown of those games:
1993: Mansfield Senior 27, Marion Harding 21
1994: Mansfield Senior 21, Marion Harding 7
1995: Marion Harding 28, Mansfield Senior 26
1996: Mansfield Senior 17, Marion Harding 0
1997: Mansfield Senior 8, Marion Harding 0
1998: Marion Harding 24, Mansfield Senior 10
1999: Mansfield Senior 33, Marion Harding 14
2000: Mansfield Senior 26, Marion Harding 21
2000: (Playoffs) Marion Harding 14, Mansfield Sr. 10
2001: Marion Harding 12, Mansfield Senior 6
2002: Mansfield Senior 14, Marion Harding 13
Series edge: Mansfield Senior 7-4
Points scored: Mansfield Senior 198, Marion Harding 133
OHC titles, Mansfield Senior: 1993, 2000, 2001, 2002
OHC titles, Marion Harding: 1995, 1997, 1998, 2001

COLUMBUS ? All wars should be this fun.

The new year will mark the 20th anniversary of the start to the Ten-Year War between erstwhile head football coaches Stan Jefferson of Mansfield Senior and Tim Hinton of Marion Harding.

They?ve had plenty of chances to reminisce about their rivalry since being reunited this year at Ohio State. Jefferson, in his eighth year with the Buckeyes, is the director of player development. When Urban Meyer was hired as head coach late last year, he pried Hinton away from Notre Dame and put him in charge of fullbacks and tight ends.

?It?s funny,? Jefferson said. ?Tim and I ran into each other at a coaches? convention last year at Opryland and I said, ?Didn?t we have some great battles?? Then, boom, all of a sudden he?s here. It?s crazy. It?s a lot of fun to work with him and relive our 10-year war. Those were some great teams that got after it.?

Both men are steeped in Ohio State lore. Jefferson was a Buckeyes walk-on in 1970 and graduated from the university in 1974. Hinton?s family began purchasing season tickets to OSU games in 1950. So they can probably recite, chapter and verse, every game in the legendary ?Ten-Year War? from 1969-1978 between Ohio State icon Woody Hayes and his student-turned-Michigan adversary Bo Schembechler.

The Jefferson-Hinton rivalry wasn?t too shabby either. Only 65 points separated the two teams in their 11 meetings between 1993 and 2002. Seven of the games were decided by a touchdown or less. Both teams won at least a share of four Ohio Heartland Conference championships and went to the playoffs four times in that span.


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Buckeyes' Bellwether
Jefferson honored for his work with Ohio State's football players
Apr 7, 2013
Written by
Jon Spencer | News Journal


Former Mansfield Senior football coach and principal Stan Jefferson is in his ninth year with the Buckeyes' football program. / Dave Polcyn/News Journal

Stan Jefferson and Todd Bell go way back, even though they never met.

And now their names will be forever linked.

Jefferson, the long-time Mansfield City Schools administrator and coach entering his 10th season as a member of the Ohio State football staff, has been honored for his outstanding service to the university by OSU?s Todd A. Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male.

The center, named after the former Ohio State and NFL star, examines and addresses critical issues in society that impact the quality of life for African American males.

In Jefferson?s role as the football program?s director of player development, he closely monitors players? academic progress and oversees the team?s community outreach program.

Accompanying Jefferson to the April 2 banquet in his honor was Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith.

?Stan Jefferson is one of the most influential individuals I have ever met,? Smith said. ?He is an educator, father figure and mentor to the young men that come through the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.

?An outstanding motivator who provides tough love, Stan goes above and beyond to encourage these young men to excel in the classroom, in the community and athletically.?


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