Coaches Caravan to visit New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

March 08, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Coaches Caravan will visit three East Coast cities this spring, with Penn State Head Football Coach James Franklin and Director of Athletics Sandy Barbour appearing at each of the three evening events.

Franklin, Barbour, and other featured Penn State coaches will travel to three metros where significant numbers of Penn State alumni live and work, starting in New York City on May 8. Two additional stops — Philadelphia on May 9 and Washington, D.C., on May 10 — will complete the trip.

Registration and pricing information will be available later in March.

As a benefit of membership, registration is open only to members of either the Penn State Alumni Association or Nittany Lion Club, and each member who registers can bring a guest at the member price.

Penn State Coaches Caravan schedule:

May 8       New York City

                  Wyndham New Yorker

                  Reception: 5:30 p.m.

                  Program:   6:30 p.m.

May 9       Philadelphia

                  Crystal Tea Room

                  Reception: 6 p.m.

                  Program:   7 p.m.

May 10     Washington, D.C.

                  Marriott Renaissance Downtown Hotel

                  Reception: 6 p.m.

                  Program:   7 p.m.

Each of the events will feature a meet-and-greet with Franklin, Barbour, and other Nittany Lion head coaches during the evening receptions prior to the programs.

Franklin will meet with alumni and fans and talk about Penn State's 2017 season that ended with 11 wins, a Top-10 national ranking, and Fiesta Bowl victory; as well as preparations for the 2018 campaign, and how all Penn State alumni and fans can help build on Penn State football's tradition of excellence.

Also at each event, alumni, friends, and fans will hear an update from Barbour on the Nittany Lions' nationally recognized 31-sport athletic program and learn more about the academic and athletic achievements of 800 student-athletes—all while connecting with fellow Penn Staters.

Jointly sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association and the Nittany Lion Club, this will be the sixth edition of the Penn State Coaches Caravan. 

To join the Penn State Alumni Association, visit For information on joining the Nittany Lion Club, visit or call 1-800-NITTANY.

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Last Updated March 21, 2018