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Coaches Caravan to stop in Pittsburgh on May 14

5/8/2012 —

The Penn State Coaches Caravan will make a stop in Pittsburgh at 6 p.m. May 14 at the Omni William Penn Hotel, giving fans the chance to meet with Nittany Lion football coach Bill O’Brien as well as several other Penn State coaches.

The first-year coach is participating in all 18 Coaches Caravan stops. Pittsburgh’s stop will feature an evening reception and program.

“I felt it was important to get out and meet people around the state and the surrounding states,” he said. “Penn State is a special place with a huge alumni network.”

Joining O’Brien in Pittsburgh will be Penn State men’s volleyball coach Mark Pavlik and men’s and women’s ice hockey coaches Guy Gadowsky and Josh Brandwene. Some other coaches participating on the nine-day bus tour are Nittany Lion basketball coach Patrick Chambers and Lady Lion basketball coach Coquese Washington.

The tour, which started April 30, includes 18 stops in Penn State strongholds in seven states, among them, Virginia, Ohio and Connecticut. Each stop, which features a breakfast, lunch or evening event, offers the chance for guests to meet with the coaches and hear them talk about their athletic programs. In addition to Pittsburgh, the third week includes stops in Altoona, Youngstown, Cleveland, Erie and Buffalo.

The Coaches Caravan is sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association and the Nittany Lion Club. More information is available at www.gopsusports.com/caravan and www.alumni.psu.edu/coachescaravan. Advanced registration is required.

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