|Birth:||21st December, 1926|
|Death:||22nd January, 2012|
|Profession:||Coach, Football Player|
Joseph Vincent Paterno was born in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was an American college football player and coach. He was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 to 2011. He attended Brown University, where he played football both ways as the quarterback and a cornerback. During his career, he led the Nittany Lions to 37 bowl appearances with 24 wins while turning down offers to coach National Football League teams that included the Pittsburgh Steelers and the New England Patriots. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2007. His career ended with his dismissal from the team in November 2011 as a result of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.
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