Penn State Coaches Caravan makes two midstate stops

Written by Tim Lambert and Radio Pennsylvania | May 6, 2015 3:02 AM
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(Undated) -- Penn State's annual Coaches Caravan has launched in the midstate.

Head football coach James Franklin, men's hockey coach Guy Gadowsky and women's golf coach Denise St. Pierre have visited Harrisburg and Lancaster to talk about the progress of their programs. 

Franklin says he likes the way his program is developing after his first full year in the job.

"We've made great strides. I think from year one to year two is where you probably see the biggest strides," he says. "You probably won't see the same type of strides moving forward, as you will from year one to year two. You want to keep growing and keep improving."

He says he's still working to put his stamp on the Nittany Lions.

"It's learning Penn State. Just because we had a model at "School X" doesn't mean that model is going to just perfectly come and fit in "School Z," he says. "So, the institutional knowledge, the knowledge of our players, the type of players, areas that we're recruiting, strengths and weaknesses...all those things take time."

The carvan began its 12-stop tour at Harrisburg's Best Western Premier yesterday afternoon and later visited Lancaster's Marriot at Penn Square.

Other coaches scheduled to participate include men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers and women's volleyball coach Russ Rose.

The caravan is slated to visit Washington D.C. and Baltimore today.

It runs through May 21st.

Published in Harrisburg, Lancaster, News

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