Penn State has a reputation for longevity of coaching tenures,starting with football, but actually extending to most teams at PSU. I thought I would compare the PSU staff versus the rest of the Leaders and Legends regarding the age of the staff, and how long they have worked at their current school.
The following list shows the Team, the Average number of years of coaching experience per coach on the team, and the average number of years at their present job. Note that PSU's average coach's age is not that much higher than the norm. There is, however, a gypsy-like quality to the rest of the coaching world when it comes to unpacking your bags when you move into a new town.
This is not a pretty picture. Except for PSU, the average football coach looks like he has nearly 25 years experience, is overweight and can't keep a job for four years!
Meanwhile, PSU's 'new kid on the block' is Galen Hall, who has been here 7 years, which is almost twice as long as the 'average' B1G coach.
By the way, Jay Paterno has over 20 years of coaching experience here at PSU. McQueary has over 14.
Compare that to the rest of these pathetic losers. Michigan coaches, on the average, are almost as old as PSU's, yet they all moved their families this winter! Iowa is the only other schoool close to keeping their staff intact for a decent period of time.(And they just nearly killed 13 of their returning players!)
PSU, 33.5, 23.6
MICH, 31.6, 2.4
IOWA, 27.6, 11.0
NW, 25.7, 5.7
MiSt, 24.9, 4.8
OSU, 24.2, 6.5
ILL, 23.5, 2.5
PUR, 23.4, 2.5
NEB, 21.9, 2.6
WISC, 20.6, 3.4
MINN, 19.5, 0.4
IND, 19.1, 3.8
Average, Non-PSU, 23.8, 3.8
As a final note, the average Strength and Conditioning coach has a shaved head and something that looks like a Fu-Manchu moustache. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
For the Glory