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Joe Paterno
Joseph Vincent Paterno, sometimes referred to as JoePa, is a college American football player, sporting director and coach. He was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 to 2011. With 409 wins, Paterno was the most successful coach in the NCAA FBS history. He scored his 409th victory on October 29, 2011; His career ended with him being sacked from the team on November 9, 2011, following the Penn State child molestation scandal. He died 74 days later of complications from lung cancer. Paterno was born in Brooklyn, New York. He attended Brown University, where he played football in midfield and full-back roles. He originally intended to study law, but instead he was hired in 1950 as an assistant football coach at Penn State. He was persuaded to do so by his college coach Rip Engle, who took over as head coach at Penn State. In 1966, Paterno was named the successor to Engle.
BornDecember 21, 1926, Brooklyn, New York
DiedJanuary 22, 2012, State College, Pennsylvania
Position(s)Quarterback, cornerback

About Joe Paterno

Joe Paterno
Joe Paterno

Football Coach Joe Paterno was born in Brooklyn, New York, United States on December 21, 1926. He dies at the age of 85, on January 22, 2012.

JoePa was the legendary football coach at Penn State University from 1966 until 2011. During his tenure, he compiled a remarkable 298-136-3 record and guided the team to National Championships in 1982 and 1986.

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Joe Paterno before becoming famous

Joe Paterno was born in the Zodiac sign Sagittarius (The Centaur/Archer), and 1926 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Tiger (兎).

From 1946 through 1949, he was a quarterback and cornerback at Brown University.

Achievement of Joe Paterno

He was fired as head coach shortly before his death due to a scandal involving an assistant coach.

Joe Paterno's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

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Joe Paterno

In 1962, he married Sue Pohland and had five children with her: Jay, Diana, Scott, David, and Mary.

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He and Basketball Coach John Wooden are two of the most well-known collegiate basketball coaches in history.

Joe Paterno Income & Net worth

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Latest information about Joe Paterno updated on March 21 2023.