- Name: Joe Paterno
- Born: 12/21/1926
- Died: 01/22/2012 (85 years old)
Joseph Vincent Paterno (//; December 21, 1926– January 22, 2012), sometimes referred to as JoePa, was an American college football player, athletic director, and coach. He was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 to 2011. With 409 victories, Paterno is the most victorious coach in NCAA FBS history. He recorded his 409th victory on October 29, 2011; his career ended with his dismissal from the team on November 9, 2011, as a result of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal. He died 74 days later, of complications from lung cancer.
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York
Death Place: State College, Pennsylvania
Joe Paterno quotes :
Mostly I want to talk positive; I wanna talk about a bunch of great kids that I coached and made me look good and the university that I've seen grow from a cow college, which it was, only 12,000 people, and when I came here, we weren't at Pennsylvania State University, we were at Penn State College.Joe Paterno