James Franklin will be joined by nine head coaches and all nine assistant football coaches during the Coaches Caravan.
Press Conference Transcripts
Penn State Football Staff Has Extensive Familiarity and Recruiting Ties to Mid-Atlantic, South and East
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Herb Hand is in his 25th year in coaching and his first at Penn State as the run game coordinator and offensive line coach. Hand coached the offensive line at Vanderbilt the past four seasons, adding run game coordinator duties in 2013. Last year, VU's offensive line blocked for 34 rushing touchdowns, including a school-record 14 by running back Jerron Seymour. Hand helped Wesley Johnson earn All-SEC honors in 2012 and 2013 as well as recognized as SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week a VU record four times. The Commodores' Ryan Seymour was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2013 NFL Draft. Hand's 2011-12 offensive lines were instrumental in Zac Stacy breaking the Vanderbilt season (1,193) and career (3,143 yards) rushing records. During his tenture at Tulsa (2007-09), serving as assistant head coach, offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, Hand helped the Golden Hurricanes lead the nation in total offense twice. He also has coached at West Virginia (2001-06), Clemson (1999-2000), Concord College (1997-98), Glenville State College (1994-96) and West Virginia Wesleyan (1991-93). From Westmoreland, N.Y., Hand earned his bachelor's degree from Hamilton College; where he played on the offensive line for the Continentals. He earned a master's degree from West Virginia Wesleyan.
Hometown: Westmoreland, N.Y.
2014-current - Penn State (run game coordinator/offensive line)