A handful of Penn State coaches will travel the region for the fourth straight year as part of the Coaches Caravan tour in May.
Football coach James Franklin will headline the event, which will span six days and hit 12 different venues. A custom coach bus will leave Happy Valley on May 5 and will stop in eight different areas of Pennsylvania with other stops in Baltimore, New York City, Washington, D.C. and New Jersey.
Full details and exact locations will be released in March.
Franklin and a roster of coaches to be named later will hit Harrisburg and Lancaster on May 5, Washington and Baltimore on May 6, Altoona and Pittsburgh on May 7, Center City Philadelphia and Bucks County on May 19, New York City and Morris County, N.J., on May 20 and Lehigh Valley and Wilkes-Barre on May 21.
“I really enjoyed meeting so many Penn Staters during the Coaches Caravan last year and am looking forward to traveling around Pennsylvania and surrounding states again this spring,” Franklin said in an athletic department release. “The pride and passion for Penn State, the football program and all our teams is one of the reasons why Penn State so special. It’s going to be great spending time with the other coaches and visiting with our loyal alumni and fans throughout the region.”
Each stop on the tour will feature a meet-and-greet with Franklin and the other coaches joining him. In addition to the other head coaches, Franklin is expected to bring some of his assitants along on several trips.
Penn State Alumni Association and Nittany Lion Club members will have the opportunity to register in advance, before Caravan registration is open to the general public. Member registration is scheduled to begin in March, with general public registration to follow.