Former Penn-State football coach, Joe Paterno, succumbed to his battle with lung cancer at 85 years old today.
JoePa’s lung cancer diagnosis was revealed in November. This falls shortly after being dismissed of his coaching duties stemming from his negligence in reporting instances in which he was made aware of alleged sexual abuse on children from his long time assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky. Jerry Sandusky is currently facing over 50 counts of child abuse.
Paterno holds the record for the most victories by an NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision football coach with 409 and is the only FBS coach to reach 400 victories. He’s survived by his wife and five children.