Penn State Coaches Caravan pulls into Steel City May 8
James Franklin to give his vision for football program
6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 8, Sheraton Station Square
New football coach James Franklin heads the Penn State Coaches Caravan tour that makes a stop in Pittsburgh at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 8, at the Sheraton Station Square.
Building on his mission to “Dominate The State,” the Nittany Lions’ 16th head coach will talk about his core values for the program, vision for Penn State football and preparations for the 2014 season, as well as how all Penn State alumni and fans can help build on Penn State football’s tradition of excellence. Penn Staters will have the opportunity to ask questions about the Nittany Lions’ nationally recognized 31-sport athletic department. The stop will feature a meet and greet with Franklin and the other Nittany Lion head coaches during the evening receptions prior to the program.
Registration is underway for alumni and the general public at www.alumni.psu.edu/coachescaravan. Advance registration is required for the caravan, which is jointly sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association and the Nittany Lion Club. Walk-ins will be accepted on a space-available basis. An additional $10 registration fee is required for walk-ins.
Franklin, who concluded spring practice in April, will be joined by Bob Warming (men’s soccer), and Erica Walsh (women’s soccer), head coaches who have helped champion Penn State’s “One Team” philosophy, with the 31 varsity teams, athletics, 24 campuses, communities and constituencies all playing a role in the Nittany Lions’ academic and athletic success. Penn State has captured seven Big Ten Championships and three NCAA titles thus far in 2013-14, with a conference-best 15 Big Ten crowns in the past two years, while earning an NCAA Graduation Rate of 88 percent.