Tag:Dave Joyner
Posted on: December 1, 2011 12:32 am
Edited on: December 1, 2011 12:34 am

Penn State wants Paterno replacement by bowl game

Posted by Bryan Fischer

Penn State's coaching search is shifting into high gear as the school looks to quickly move past the Joe Paterno era and select a new head coach to lead the team out of some of the program's darkest days.

School president Rod Erickson told the Associated Press on Wednesday that the school hoped to have a new coach in place by the time Penn State plays in a bowl game.

The 23rd-ranked Nittany Lions (9-3) lost last week to Wisconsin to end the regular season and should find out what game they will play in by Sunday night. CBSSports.com currently projects the team to go to the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Houston on New Year's Eve. With the ongoing child sex abuse scandal involving former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, it is expected that the school slips behind several other Big Ten teams to a lower-tier bowl when committees hand out invites.

Paterno was fired after 46 seasons in early November in the wake of the Sandusky allegations. Longtime assistant coach Tom Bradley was named interim head coach but is not expected to be a leading candidate for the job.

However, a source told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette that Bradley would be in charge of the team through the bowl game and be granted an interview for the full-time position. The football staff has been on the road recruiting this week before returning to Happy Valley to begin preparations for the final game of the season.

Acting athletic director Dave Joyner, a former Penn State football player, is the leader of the six-person search committee to help select a new coach. Mississippi State head coach Dan Mullen, Louisville head coach Charlie Strong and Virginia's Mike London have been mentioned as possible candidates.
Posted on: November 28, 2011 6:51 pm
Edited on: November 28, 2011 6:54 pm

PSU creates 6-man search committee for new coach

Posted by Tom Fornelli

It's been 45 years since Penn State last had to conduct a coaching search, so you'll have to excuse the school if it's a bit rusty when it comes to the process. So not surprisingly, it seems the school is approaching a type of safety in numbers approach to the process as acting athletic director Dave Joyner announced on Monday that the school has put together a six person search committee charged with finding a new head coach.

Joyner will head the committee and be joined by Linda Caldwell, Penn State’s faculty athletics representative; Charmelle Green, Associate AD and Senior Woman Administrator; John Nichols, an emeritus professor who chairs the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics; Ira Lubert, a member of the University’s Board of Trustees and Russ Rose, the Nittany Lions’ head volleyball coach.

Joyner said the committee will meet for the first time this week.

Former Penn State head coach Joe Paterno, who was first hired as head coach in 1966, was fired earlier this month in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal at the school.
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