The NLC has sent out a welcoming proclamation . . .
Welcome Coach! James Franklin, one of the nation’s most successful and dynamic coaches, becomes the 16th Head Coach in Penn State History
The Nittany Lion Club is excited to welcome our new football head coach James Franklin and his family to Penn State. He is the former head coach of Vanderbilt University and assistant head coach and offensive coordinator at the University of Maryland.
“I can’t tell you how excited I am to come home,” Franklin stated. “I grew up watching Penn State football and now to be at the helm of such a storied program is a tremendous honor. It’s important to me to be a part of a University that strives for excellence in everything they do. When football student-athletes come to Penn State, they have a unique opportunity to receive a premium education while playing at the highest level of competition.
“I’m incredibly excited to get to know the students, alumni, and fans who have demonstrated such loyalty to the University as a whole and to the football program in particular,” Franklin added. “I’ve worked my way through every division of football and no other school boasts a fan base like we do. We Are…Penn State!”