Penn State Coaches Caravan to hit the road this spring

April 12, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Nittany Lion Club and the Penn State Alumni Association will team up to provide fans the chance to meet and hear from some of the leaders of Penn State Athletics this spring when the Penn State Coaches Caravan hits the road for destinations across Nittany Nation, encompassing seven states and Washington, D.C.

Nittany Lion football coach Bill O'Brien will headline the bus tour of many Penn State alumni strongholds across Pennsylvania and the East Coast. The first-year coach is scheduled to participate in all 18 Coaches Caravan stops across nine days in late April and early May.

Complete details and registration information for every stop on the Penn State Coaches Caravan tour are available at and

O'Brien will be joined by several other Penn State head coaches on varying Coaches Caravan stops, including Nittany Lion basketball coach Patrick Chambers during the first week, which begins with two events in Philadelphia on Monday, April 30.

The Penn State Coaches Caravan will feature two stops on each of nine days of the tour spread over three consecutive weeks this spring, starting April 30 in Philadelphia. O'Brien and selected coaches will speak and answer questions from Penn State fans at every Coaches Caravan stop. Three of the Coaches Caravan events will be held at Penn State Commonwealth campuses in Altoona, Erie and Hazleton.

Among the Penn State head coaches confirmed thus far to attend Coaches Caravan events (subject to change):

-- Patrick Chambers, Nittany Lion Basketball (Philadelphia events, Baltimore, Washington, D.C.);

-- Char Morett, Field Hockey (Philadelphia events);

-- Beth Alford-Sullivan, men's and women's track and field/cross country (Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Richmond, Hershey);

-- Bob Warming, men's soccer (Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Woodbridge, New York City, Hartford, Scranton);

-- Guy Gadowsky, men's hockey (Buffalo);

-- Josh Brandwene, women's hockey (Pittsburgh and Buffalo)

  • Football coach Bill O'Brien headlines the Penn State Coaches Caravan tour this spring

    IMAGE: Penn State

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Last Updated April 17, 2012