Joe Paterno has scaled the heights of his profession, winning more than 400 games, a pair of national championships and nationwide respect for the program he built and sustained. In his mid-eighties now, he has vowed to continue with coaching, excited by the prospect of another promising team, and another autumn in Happy Valley. In this exciting new biography of a coaching icon, Frank Fitzpatrick, author of The Lion in Autumn, chronicles the life and career of the winningest coach in Division 1 football history.
Frank Fitzpatrick is the author of three other books, including The Lion in Autumn: A Season with Joe Paterno, Penn State Football and And the Walls Came Tumbling Down: Kentucky, Texas Western, and the Game that Changed American Sports. A longtime sportswriter at the Philadelphia Inquirer, he was a finalist for a 2001 Pulitzer Prize and has won numerous local and national awards. A graduate of Temple University, he and his wife live in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and are the parents of four children and grandparents of two.