“He died as he lived. He fought hard until the end, stayed positive, thought only of others and constantly reminded everyone of how blessed his life had been. His ambitions were far reaching, but he never believed he had to leave this Happy Valley to achieve them. He was a man devoted to his family, his university, his players and his community.”
Paterno made many accomplishments as the head coach of Penn State’s football team. He a national coach of the year five times. He also had five unbeaten/untied teams, as well as leading Penn State to be ranked No. 1 in both 1982 and 1986.