Joe Paterno: The Coach from Byzantium by George Paterno

By George Paterno

George Paterno, the brother of Penn nation soccer trainer Joe Paterno and colour analyst for Penn kingdom soccer, tells the tale approximately his mythical brother. This publication is a mix of 2 novels - the tale describes the position impression of Joe's instant family members, his courting with them, and the significance they performed in his destiny improvement. the second one a part of the tale offers with Joe's profession after he joined Rip Engle's employees and his next marriage. the entire those who helped and contributed to his legend are introduced into concentration for the 1st time.

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Going into that '49 season I had read The Razor's Edge by Somerset Maugham. I began to fantasize that I was ''Larry", the main character in the book who went off in search of the truth and became a bit of a mystic. That would be my role in life. Eventually I attempted to put my fantasy into practice and traveled extensively but not to the Far East. In 1949, Joe Paterno began his journey to be a living legend. Newspaper Page 25 writers admired his leadership and wit. We were winning impressively and he played both ways when most people, including me, were singularly platooned.

Our father, Angelo Lafayette Paterno, was the son of a Barber. He was one of six children: Victor, Rose, Francine, Marie, Angelo and Frederick, who all made their mark in their communities. Victor was a successful lawyer and real estate agent and Rose was a teacher and linguist. Francine was a politician whose son Joseph became President of Motorola (Canada); Marie was a painter and author; and our Uncle Fred, a writer, was one of the editors of the original Brooklyn Eagle, a true Renaissance man.

The Jesuits, since the counter reformation, always strived to outdo their rivals, the Parochial Protestant schools. One must be honest though, the Jesuits had some of the best teachers and facilities. Many of their rank came from wealthy aristocratic families. They were sophisticated, could be extremely charming, and sometimes practiced sophistry. All of the above made them the priests for the upper middle class and higher. Financially, we didn't belong. As a freshman, Joe immediately impressed all of the Jesuits with his intelligence, ambition and desire to be outstanding in studies.

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