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Ed DeChellis leaves Penn State for Navy

Posted on: May 23, 2011 4:44 pm
Edited on: May 23, 2011 10:17 pm
 



Posted by Jeff Borzello

In a shocking coaching move, Penn State head coach Ed DeChellis is leaving the Nittany Lions for the vacant coaching job at Navy, sources confirmed to Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com.

The story was first reported by Dana O’Neil of ESPN.com.

DeChellis will replace Billy Lange, who left to become the associate head coach at Villanova.

"It's been a very, very dificult weekend for me and my family. If I break down, there's good reason for that," DeChellis said at a news conference Monday afternoon. "Penn State is a special place for me and my family, but I found another special place in the U.S. Naval Academy." 

By leaving Penn State, DeChellis leaves a bigger conference, a bigger school – and a bigger paycheck. David Jones of The Patriot-News reported that DeChellis was making $650,000 at Penn State, but will dip down to $450,000 at the Naval Academy.

"This is a great job ... a Big Ten job with Big Ten facilities. We've got all the bells and whistles," DeChellis said. "But to me, it's not about the bells and whistles. It's not about the large arenas anymore."

DeChellis went 222-232 in eight seasons at Penn State, reaching the NCAA tournament for the first time this past March.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Since: Jul 7, 2007
Posted on: May 23, 2011 7:42 pm
 

Ed DeChellis leaves Penn State for Navy

Penn State stopped the Pitt rivalry because of our mandated Big Ten schedule.  We would rather have a home and home with a real football team, such as Alabama, than play an average team from an average conference.



Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: May 23, 2011 7:30 pm
 

Ed DeChellis leaves Penn State for Navy

Since most of you have no clue what you're talking about... DeChellis is leaving because "...The United States Naval Academy and its mission of building leaders to serve our country and a higher calling really spoke to me personally and being part of that felt like something I needed to do at this point in my career."

Maybe it'd help 1) if you guys followed Penn State basketball and 2) Researched why he is taking a pay cut to go somewhere else. It doesn't all revolve around money.




Since: Mar 1, 2007
Posted on: May 23, 2011 7:12 pm
 

Ed DeChellis leaves Penn State for Navy

Maybe he figures he won't have to babysit the players afterclasses at USNA.     That in itself is worth taking the paycut.



Since: Mar 16, 2008
Posted on: May 23, 2011 7:04 pm
 

Ed DeChellis leaves Penn State for Navy

I guess State College was not "happy Valley" for him....I guess Penn State is now a stepping stone for Navy??....



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: May 23, 2011 7:00 pm
 

Ed DeChellis leaves Penn State for Navy

So winning 12-0 is a whooping? I wonder what you call that 35-10 ass kicking WVU put on Pitt in the brawl last year?



Since: Jan 6, 2010
Posted on: May 23, 2011 6:49 pm
 

Ed DeChellis leaves Penn State for Navy

Now only if Paterno would take the Army job, all would be right with the world.  Pitt might even consider playing them again in football as  long as the new coach is not afraid of the Panthers as old Papa Joe was...he still is quaking in his boots from the whooping he took in there last meeting.


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Since: Apr 27, 2011
Posted on: May 23, 2011 6:31 pm
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Since: Dec 29, 2006
Posted on: May 23, 2011 6:30 pm
 

Ed DeChellis leaves Penn State for Navy

The funny part about this entry: if you have know idea who this guy is, the story doesn't say at all what sport he coaches.


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Since: Apr 27, 2011
Posted on: May 23, 2011 6:28 pm
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Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: May 23, 2011 6:26 pm
 

Ed DeChellis leaves Penn State for Navy

It must be really bad at Penn State


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