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Joe Paterno

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Birthday
21, 1926
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jan 22, 2012 (85)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
21, 1926
Birthplace
Brooklyn, NY
Death Date
Jan 22, 2012 (85)

About

Legendary football coach of Penn State University from 1966 to 2011, commonly known as "JoePa." He tallied a remarkable record of 298-136-3 during his tenure and led the team to National Titles in 1982 and 1986.

Before Fame

He played quarterback and cornerback at Brown University from 1946 to 1949.

Trivia

Before his death, he was removed from his position as head coach because of an assistant coach's scandal.

Family Life

He married Sue Pohland in 1962 and he had five children: Jay, Diana, Scott, David and Mary.

Associated With

He and John Wooden are two of the most well-respected coaches in college sports history.