Penn State will continue its annual Coaches Caravan once again in 2015. The annual series, which features head football coach James Franklin and assorted other head coaches from throughout the Athletic Department, began in the spring of 2012 to introduce then-head coach Bill O'Brien and other coaches to kick off a new era of Penn State athletics.
"I really enjoyed meeting so many Penn Staters during the Coaches Caravan last year and am looking forward to traveling around Pennsylvania and surrounding states again this spring," Franklin said. "The pride and passion for Penn State, the football program and all our teams is one of the reasons why Penn State so special. It’s going to be great spending time with the other coaches and visiting with our loyal alumni and fans throughout the region."
If you have an opportunity to attend a Coaches Caravan session, I would highly encourage it. Not only do you have the chance to chat one-on-one with several Penn State coaches in an intimate setting, but you also have the opportunity to hear from coaches of other sports who don't get the recognition they deserve. I attended one of the original Coaches Caravans after the hiring of O'Brien, and came away with a much broader appreciation of the overall Penn State athletic community and the #OneTeam concept. Not only are the coaches at Penn State (mostly) successful on the field, but they are all very engaging and entertaining speakers.
The entire schedule is listed below. Further details on speakers and registration will be forthcoming.
Lancaster (Evening reception)
Washington, D.C. (Lunch)
Baltimore (Evening reception)
Pittsburgh/Cranberry Township (Evening reception)
Philadelphia/Center City (Lunch)
Philadelphia/Bucks County (Evening reception)
New York City (Lunch)
Northern New Jersey/Morris County (Evening reception)
Lehigh Valley (Lunch)
Wilkes-Barre (Evening reception)