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Slate of Penn State Coaches To Join Franklin On Coaches Caravan

James Franklin will be joined by some special guests as he embarks on the fourth Penn State Coaches Caravan tour this spring beginning May 5. Basketball coach Pat Chambers, hockey’s Guy Gadowsky, Athletics Director Sandy Barbour, and womens volleyball’s Russ Rose, among other Penn State coaches, will accompany Franklin at select stops.

There are 12 total stops on the tour, eight of which are in Pennsylvania, the others in nearby alumni hotspots including Baltimore, New York City, Washington D.C., and New Jersey.

Registration for the Caravan begins Monday, March 30 and the event concludes in Wilkes-Barre on May 21. Franklin and Barbour are scheduled to appear at all 12 stops. Franklin and at least two other head coaches at each locale will provide brief messages to the Penn State fan base, and answer questions from those in attendance.

Franklin, Gadowsky, and women’s golf coach St. Pierre will ride in the Caravan’s customized coach and immediately travel to Harrisburg and Lancaster to kick off the events. Then it’s off to Washington D.C. and Baltimore the next day, and Altoona and Pittsburgh the following.

After a few days off, Franklin will enjoy the company of Chambers, wrestling coach Sael Sanderson, and Rose to travel to the Philadelphia region, including Langhorne, Franklin’s hometown.

Here’s an initial list of the scheduled stops:

 

May 5:  Harrisburg/Best Western Premier (Lunch)

Coaches: James Franklin, Guy Gadowsky, Denise St. Pierre

Lancaster/Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square (Evening reception)

Coaches: James Franklin, Guy Gadowsky, Denise St. Pierre

 

May 6:  Washington, D.C./J.W. Marriott Washington, D.C. (Lunch)

Coaches: James Franklin, Guy Gadowsky, Denise St. Pierre

Baltimore/Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport (Evening reception)

Coaches: James Franklin, Guy Gadowsky, Denise St. Pierre

 

May 7:   Altoona/Lakemont Park Casino (Lunch)

Coaches: James Franklin, Guy Gadowsky, Denise St. Pierre

Pittsburgh/Doubletree by Hilton Cranberry (Evening reception)

Coaches: James Franklin, Guy Gadowsky, Denise St. Pierre

 

May 19: Philadelphia/Hyatt at the Bellevue; Center City (Lunch)

Coaches: James Franklin, Patrick Chambers, Russ Rose, Cael Sanderson

Philadelphia/Sheraton Bucks County Hotel (Evening reception)

Coaches: James Franklin, Patrick Chambers, Russ Rose, Cael Sanderson

 

May 20: New York City/Edison Ballroom (Lunch)

Coaches: James Franklin, Patrick Chambers, Russ Rose, Cael Sanderson

Northern New Jersey/Hilton Parsippany (Evening reception)

Coaches: James Franklin, Patrick Chambers, Russ Rose, Cael Sanderson

 

May 21: Lehigh Valley/Econo Lodge Conference Center; Allentown (Lunch)

Coaches: James Franklin, Russ Rose, Cael Sanderson

Wilkes-Barre/The F.M. Kirby Center (Evening reception)

Coaches: James Franklin, Russ Rose, Cael Sanderson

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