Assistant football coaches to join Franklin on Coaches Caravan

April 16, 2014

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Building on his mission to “Dominate The State,” Penn State football coach James Franklin is scheduled to be joined by nine head coaches and all nine assistant football coaches during the Penn State Coaches Caravan tour in May. Thirteen of the 17 events will take place in Pennsylvania, including five on Penn State campuses, with additional stops in Baltimore, New Jersey, New York City and Washington, D.C.

In his first year as the Nittany Lions’ 16th head football coach, Franklin is scheduled to participate in all 17 Coaches Caravan stops at Nittany Nation strongholds across Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region.

The nine head coaches scheduled to join Franklin during the Penn State Coaches Caravan are Guy Gadowsky (men’s hockey), Amanda Lehotak (softball), Char Morett (field hockey), Mark Pavlik (men’s volleyball), Russ Rose (women’s volleyball), Cael Sanderson (wrestling), Erica Walsh (women’s soccer), Bob Warming (men’s soccer) and Coquese Washington (Lady Lion basketball).

In addition to the nine head coaches, all nine assistant football coaches also are scheduled to attend Penn State Coaches Caravan events:

Assistant Football Coaches attending Penn State Coaches Caravan events (subject to change):

May 1 - State College (Josh Gattis, Charles Huff, Brent Pry, Bob Shoop)
May 6 - Hershey (Brent Pry)
May 7 - Washington, D.C. (Charles Huff)
May 8 - Pittsburgh (Bob Shoop, Terry Smith)
May 14 - Scranton (Ricky Rahne)
May 15 – New York City (Herb Hand)
May 20 - Wilkes-Barre (John Donovan, Ricky Rahne)
May 21 - Lehigh Valley (Sean Spencer)
May 22 – Erie, The Behrend College (Herb Hand)

Registration is under way for the general public at and Advance registration is required for all events on the Penn State Coaches Caravan, which is jointly sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association and the Nittany Lion Club.

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Last Updated April 16, 2014