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Herb Hand
Herb Hand

Hometown:
Westmoreland, N.Y.

Position:
Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line Coach

Alma Mater:
Hamilton College


04/15/2014

Assistant Coaches Set To Join Franklin on Penn State Coaches Caravan in May

Coaches Caravan to Make 17 Stops Over 10 Days in May in Pa. and Mid-Atlantic Region

01/24/2014

Coach James Franklin Football Coaching Staff Introductory Press Conference

Press Conference Transcripts

01/24/2014

Franklin Announces Penn State Coaching Staff

Penn State Football Staff Has Extensive Familiarity and Recruiting Ties to Mid-Atlantic, South and East

01/24/2014

Penn State Announces Offical Coaching Staff - Assistant Coaches' Transcript

Penn State Coach Quotes

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.


The Hand File

Personal

Hometown: Westmoreland, N.Y.

Alma Mater:
Hamilton College.
Degrees: Bachelor's, History, Hamilton; Master's, Business Administration, West Virginia Wesleyan.

Family: wife, Debbie; sons, Trey and Cade; daughter, Bailey

Coaching Experience

2014-current - Penn State (run game coordinator/offensive line)

2013 - Vanderbilt (offensive line/run game coordinator)

2010-12 - Vanderbilt (offensive line)

2009 - Tulsa (assistant head coach/offensive coordinator/offensive line)
2007-08 - Tulsa (co-offensive coordinator/offensive line)
2001-06 - West Virginia (tight ends/recruiting coordinator)

1999-2000 - Clemson (offensive graduate assistant)

1997-98 - Concord College (defensive coordinator/special teams)

1994-96 - Glenville State College (defensive coordinator)

1991-93 - West Virginia Wesleyan (defensive graduate assistant);
1990 - Framingham South (Mass.) High School (assistant coach)

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