Gadowsky to join Penn State Coaches Caravan on May 9

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Head men’s hockey coach Guy Gadowsky will join the 2013 Penn State Coaches Caravan Thursday, May 9, during stops at Penn State DuBois and Pittsburgh. The luncheon in DuBois will begin at 11:30 a.m. and the reception in Pittsburgh will begin at 6 p.m. on the final day of the Caravan.

Building on Penn State's "One Team" inaugural year momentum, highlighting the highly successful first season under football coach Bill O'Brien and looking ahead to 2013, the Penn State Coaches Caravan tour begins another road trip April 30 with visits to 12 locations during two weeks this spring.

Joining Gadowsky and O'Brien at the May 9 events will be men’s volleyball coach Mark Pavlik. At each Coaches Caravan stop, Penn State alumni and fans will have the opportunity to hear from Coach O'Brien and at least one other head coach and ask questions about the Nittany Lions' nationally recognized 31-sport athletic program at a lunch or evening event. Penn State was No. 3 in the most recent Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup standings of all Division I programs.

O'Brien will headline the bus tour of many Penn State alumni strongholds across Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic. The 2012 Bear Bryant and Maxwell Football Club national Coach of the Year will participate in all 12 Coaches Caravan stops and will be joined by seven other head coaches over the course of the tour. The April 30 event in Reading and the May 7 stop in Williamsport are sold out.

Jointly sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association and the Nittany Lion Club, Coaches Caravan registration is under way at www.alumni.psu.edu/coachescaravan and www.GoPSUsports.com. More than 3,000 Penn State alumni and fans have signed up for Caravan stops. Advance registration is required for all Coaches Caravan events.

In 2012-13, Gadowsky led the Nittany Lions to a 13-14-0 record during their inaugural NCAA Division I season. The bench boss guided Penn State to several marque victories, including wins against future Big Ten foes Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin. The Nittany Lions also defeated Vermont, 4-2, at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center in front of 19,529 fans, the largest crowd to watch a college hockey game in an NHL arena.

The Nittany Lions, who competed as an independent in 2012-13, will join the Big Ten for the conference’s first season of play in 2013-14. The 2013-14 season also coincides with the opening of Pegula Ice Arena, which will serve as the home of Penn State Hockey. The first game in the 6,000-seat Pegula Ice Arena is set for Oct. 11 vs. Army. Season ticket deposits are currently being accepted and deposits can be placed at 800-NITTANY.

The 2013 Penn State Coaches Caravan events and coaches attending (subject to change):

April 30            Penn State Berks-Perkins Student Center; Reading (lunch-SOLD OUT)

                        Coaches: Patrick Chambers, Bill O’Brien

                        Philadelphia-Hyatt at the Bellevue (reception, 7 p.m./program, 8 p.m.)

                        Coaches: Patrick Chambers, Bill O’Brien


May 1              Baltimore-Sheraton Inner Harbor (lunch, 11:30 a.m.)

                        Coaches: Patrick Chambers, Bill O’Brien, Cael Sanderson, Coquese Washington

                        Washington, D.C. – Hyatt Regency Washington (reception, 7 p.m./program, 8 p.m.)

                        Coaches: Patrick Chambers, Bill O’Brien, Cael Sanderson, Coquese Washington

 

May 2              Lancaster-Marriott at Penn Square (lunch, 11:30 a.m.)

                        Coaches: Bill O’Brien, Russ Rose, Cael Sanderson

                        Harrisburg-Radisson Camp Hill (reception, 7 p.m./program, 8 p.m.)

                        Coaches: Bill O’Brien, Russ Rose, Cael Sanderson

 

May 7              Penn College of Technology-Fieldhouse; Williamsport (lunch- SOLD OUT)

                        Coaches: Char Morett, Bill O’Brien, Mark Pavlik

                        Allentown-Holiday Inn Conference Center; Breinigsville (reception, 6 p.m./program, 7 p.m.)

                        Coaches: Char Morett, Bill O’Brien, Mark Pavlik

 

May 8              New York City-Edison Ballroom (lunch, 12 p.m.)

                        Coaches: Patrick Chambers, Char Morett, Bill O’Brien, Mark Pavlik

                        Scranton-Genetti Manor (reception, 6:30 p.m./dinner, 7:30 p.m.)

                        Coaches: Patrick Chambers, Bill O’Brien, Mark Pavlik

 

May 9              Penn State DuBois-Multi-Purpose Building (lunch, 11:30 a.m.)

                        Coaches: Bill O’Brien, Guy Gadowsky, Mark Pavlik

                        Pittsburgh-Sheraton Station Square (reception, 6 p.m./program, 7 p.m.)

                        Coaches: Bill O’Brien, Guy Gadowsky, Mark Pavlik

 

For the second consecutive year, Fullington Tours will provide a customized coach to transport all the Coaches Caravan participants throughout the 12-stop tour.

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Last Updated June 06, 2013