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Ricky Rahne
Ricky  Rahne

Hometown:
Morrison, Colo.

Position:
Passing Game Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach

Alma Mater:
Cornell

 

04/15/2014

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

James Franklin will be joined by nine head coaches and all nine assistant football coaches during the Coaches Caravan.

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

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Ricky Rahne is in his third season as the Nittany Lions' passing game coordinator and first as tight ends coach after spending his first two seasons as quarterbacks coach. Rahne made a strong impression on James Franklin when they coached together at Kansas State in 2006-07 and he joined the Vanderbilt staff as quarterbacks coach in 2011.

Rahne worked with Christian Hackenberg, helping him break all major Penn State passing records. Hackenberg is the only 8,000-yard passer in program history and finished his career as Penn State leader in career 300-yard passing games (9), 200-yard passing games (21), passing yards (8,457), attempts (1,235), completions (693), passing touchdowns (48) and total offense (8,215).

Rahne's passing attacks helped Vanderbilt wide receivers set SEC records and running backs post a pair of 1,000-yard seasons from 2011-13. In 2013, Austyn Carta-Samuels completed a superlative 68.7 percent of his passes (193-of-281), good for No. 3 nationally among FBS AQ quarterbacks. He entered the Top 10 in Vanderbilt season history with 2,383 yards of total offense, despite missing three games. In 2012, Jordan Rogers posted the fourth-highest passing yardage total in school history and logged the eighth-highest total offense yardage.

Rahne spent five seasons at Kansas State, serving as the offensive graduate assistant (2006), where he worked with quarterback Josh Freeman, helping him become a first-round NFL draft choice. He also served as the Wildcats' running backs (2007-08) and tight ends coach (2009-10) and helped the Wildcats earn two bowl berths. A former pupil, tight end Jeron Masturd, spent three seasons with the NFL's Miami Dolphins and Oakland Raiders. Masturd was an All-Big 12 first team selection in 2009 and graduated as K-State's all-time leader in receiving yards and receptions by a tight end. From Morrison, Colo., Rahne also has coached at Cornell, his alma mater, and Holy Cross, where he worked with Sean Spencer.

A three-time team MVP as a quarterback at Cornell, Rahne left the Ivy League school as the all-time leader in nearly every passing category and was inducted into the Cornell Hall of Fame in 2014.

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Personal

Hometown: Morrison, Colo.

Alma Mater: Cornell University

Degree: Bachelors, industrial and labor relations

Family: wife, Jennifer; sons, Ryder and Jake

Coaching Career

2014-current - Penn State (passing game coordinator/quarterbacks)

2011-13 - Vanderbilt (quarterbacks)

2009-10 - Kansas State (tight ends)

2007-08 - Kansas State (running backs)
2006 - Kansas State (offensive graduate assistant)

2005 - Cornell (running backs)

2004 - Holy Cross (assistant defensive line)

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