Hundreds of football coaches visit Penn State for expert advice

April 03, 2009

University Park, Pa. — Head coach Joe Paterno and his staff again welcomed several hundred coaches to the University Park campus for Penn State's Annual Football Coaches Clinic, April 3-4 on the University Park campus.

Friday morning high school and youth coaches from around the nation gathered in Holuba Hall for introductory sessions to kick off two full days packed with learning techniques and strategies from the Penn State coaching staff.

For photos from Friday morning at Holuba Hall, visit

The 2009 spring clinic features sessions with the Nittany Lions' offensive and defensive coaching staffs and provides on-field demonstrations with members of the Nittany Lions' squad, which is in the midst of spring drills. Clinic attendees will have an opportunity to observe a practice on Friday, and an intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday in Beaver Stadium.

In addition, the clinic will include a presentation by Penn State's strength and conditioning staff. A special session on speed and movement with the Nittany Lions' speed coach also will be offered as part of the program agenda, in addition to a session devoted to special teams. Sessions with coaches continue through Friday night, as a coaches social will mix with position breakdowns and remarks from Joe Paterno.

Penn State also will host five different camp opportunities on the University Park campus in June during its 35th annual summer football camps. Close to 3,000 high school players from across the nation annually attend the camps.

Penn State Football camp information, including registration forms, can be found by visiting or by contacting the Penn State sports camps office at or (814) 865-0561.

  • Quarterbacks coach Jay Paterno illustrates some key points of the Spread HD offense employed by Penn State in 2008. For more photos, click on the above image.

    IMAGE: Geoff Rushton

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