O'Brien Announces Staff Changes
Dec. 3, 2013
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State Football coach Bill O'Brien announced today that quarterbacks coach Charlie Fisher and linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden have resigned to pursue other opportunities.
"I appreciate all of Ron and Charlie's hard work and thank them for their dedication and service to Penn State," said O'Brien. "I wish them well in all their future endeavors."
Vanderlinden was the Nittany Lions' linebackers coach since 2001. Fisher was the quarterbacks coach the past two seasons.
"I've greatly enjoyed my 13 years at Penn State and all the student-athletes I had an opportunity to work with," Vanderlinden said. "I wish Coach O'Brien and Penn State nothing but the best in the future."
"I want to thank Penn State and Coach O'Brien for the opportunity to be a part of the program the past two seasons," said Fisher. "It was a great experience and I am very proud of what we accomplished. Now I'm looking forward to the next chapter and making a positive impact on the next group of players I have the privilege of working with."
O'Brien stated he will begin an immediate search to fill the two positions and will not comment on the status of the search until the positions have been filled.
Penn State defeated No. 14 Wisconsin last Saturday to finish the season with a 7-5 mark. The Nittany Lions return 16 starters for the 2014 season (8 offense, 7 defense, 1 specialist).