Downtown Williamsport is one of seven stops during the fifth annual Penn State Coaches Caravan
, which begins May 8 with a sold-out event in York and includes a May 11 evening reception at The Genetti Hotel and a program at the adjacent Community Arts Center. The local visit will feature Nittany Lion head football coach James Franklin, women's soccer coach Erica Dambach, and men's and women's swimming coach Tim Murphy. At each event, alumni, friends and fans will hear updates on the Nittany Lions' nationally recognized athletic program, learn about the 2017 football season (and recap Penn State's 2016 Big Ten Championship run and Rose Bowl berth), and get to know more about the academic and athletic achievements of 800 student-athletes – all while connecting with fellow Penn Staters. Advance registration
is required for the Penn State Coaches Caravan, which is jointly sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association and the Nittany Lion Club.