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Age85 (age at death)
Birthday 21 December, 1926
Birthplace Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died 22 January, 2012
Place of Death State College, Pennsylvania, USA
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Nationality American
Occupation Football (American)
Claim to Fame Former football coach for Pennsylvania State University
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Joseph Vincent Paterno (; December 21, 1926 – January 22, 2012), sometimes referred to as JoePa, was an American college football player, athletic director, and coach. He was the head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions from 1966 to 2011. With 409 victories, Paterno is the most victorious coach in NCAA FBS history. He recorded his 409th victory on October 29, 2011; his career ended with his dismissal from the team on November 9, 2011, as a result of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal. He died 74 days later, of complications from lung cancer.

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