Here's a look at the life of the late Joe Paterno, longtime head football coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Personal: Birth date: December 21, 1926
Death date: January 22, 2012
Birth place: Brooklyn, New York
Birth name: Joseph Vincent Paterno
Father: Angelo Lafayette Paterno, law clerk
Mother: Florence (de Salle) Paterno
Marriage: Suzanne "Sue" (Pohland) Paterno (1962-January 22, 2012, his death)
Children: Diana; Joseph, Jr. "Jay"; Mary Kathryn; David; Scott
Education: Brown University, B.A. in English, 1950
Military service: U.S. Army, 1945-1946
Religion: Roman Catholic
Other Facts: Was nicknamed "JoePa."
Paterno's wife, Sue, and his five children all graduated from Penn State.
Paterno's son, Jay, was an assistant football coach at Penn State from 1995 to January 2012.
Penn State had 5 undefeated seasons under Paterno, 1968, 1969, 1973, 1986, and 1994.
Timeline: 1950 - Becomes an assistant football coach at Penn State under head coach Charles "Rip" Engle.
February 19, 1966 - Named head coach at Penn State.
1982 and 1986 - Coaches Penn State to national championship victories.
2000 - Construction on Penn State's Paterno Library is completed, which is named after Joe and Sue Paterno who also chaired its fundraising campaign.
November 4, 2006 - Suffers a broken leg during a sideline collision.
2007 - Is inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
October 29, 2011 - Wins 409th career victory to surpass Grambling State coach Eddie Robinson as the winningest coach in NCAA Division I football.
November 4, 2011 - A grand jury report is released containing testimony alleging that former Penn State University defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky sexually abused eight young boys over a period of at least 15 years. Officials at Penn State also purportedly failed to notify law enforcement after learning about some of these incidents. -- The grand jury report says graduate assistant Mike McQueary told Coach Paterno that he witnessed the rape of a 10-year-old boy by Jerry Sandusky on February 9, 2001 in the Lasch Building showers at Penn State. Paterno refers to the incident as "fondling" or "something of a sexual nature" in his testimony to the grand jury. -- Paterno reports the incident to Athletic Director Tim Curley the day after he is told by McQueary, according to a grand jury report, but no law enforcement investigation is launched.
November 8, 2011 - Penn State cancels head coach Joe Paterno's scheduled press conference.