Look back at James Franklin’s first four years at Penn State in photos
Penn State coach James Franklin through the years
Gallery: Penn State coach James Franklin through the years
James Franklin was hired by Penn State to be its 16th head football coach on this day four years ago.
What a journey it has been.
Franklin is 36-17 so far in his tenure with the Lions, and he was the Big Ten coach of the Year and also received some national coach of the year honors in 2016 after guiding the program to a Big Ten title. The 2017 season brought a Fiesta Bowl victory and back-to-back 11 win seasons, and also consecutive top-10 rankings for the first time since 2008-2009.
PennLive photographer Joe Hermitt has been at just about every stop Franklin has made over the first four years of his time in blue and white. Check out some of his favorite shots from back in 2014 right through the bowl game victory in the gallery above.