(The Lyfe News) Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, has died, his family confirmed today. The legendary coach was 85 after suffering with complications from lung cancer.
Joe Paterno was diagnosed shortly after the Penn State’s Board of Trustees booted him out on Nov. 9th following the child sex-abuse charges against his former assistant Sandusky.
The coach has been getting treatment since his cancer diagnosis. His health problems got worse when he broke his pelvis.
When word got out about Joe’s condition, nearly 200 Penn State students and townspeople gathered at a statue of Paterno outside a gate at Beaver Stadium. A few brought candles, while others held up their smart phones to take photos of the scene.
Joe Paterno has won 409 games and took the Nittany Lions to 37 bowl games and two national championships, the last in the 1986 season. More than 250 of the players he coached went on to the NFL.
He will be greatly missed.