Here’s a quick look at where the Penn State coaching staff stands as of Monday, January 22.

But first, a quick glance at how the Nittany Lions finished in 2017.

2017 Result
11-2 overall, 2nd place in the Big 10 East (7-2), beat Washington in the Fiesta Bowl.

2017 Coaching Staff
Head coach: James Franklin
Associate head coach / defensive coordinator / linebackers: Brent Pry
Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks: Joe Moorhead
Special teams coordinator / running backs: Charles Huff
Co-defensive coordinator / safeties: Tim Banks
Offensive recruiting coordinator / assistant special team coordinator / WRs: Josh Gattis
Offensive line: Matt Limegrover
Pass game coordinator / tight ends: Ricky Rahne
Assistant head coach / defensive recruiting coordinator / corners: Terry M. Smith
Run game coordinator / defensive line: Sean Spencer

2017 Key Off-the-Field Staff
Assistant athletics director, performance enhancement: Dwight Galt
Chief of staff: Jemal Griffin
DFO: Michael Hazel
Director of player personnel: Andy Frank
Director of football administration: Kevin Threlkel
Director of player development: Will Flaherty

2018 Changes
Joe Moorhead was hired as the new head coach at Mississippi State, and brought along with him Charles Huff to be his co-offensive coordinator / running backs coach and assistant head coach. Mike Villagrana, who played a big role in Penn State’s recruiting success, also joined Moorhead in Starkville. Also lost from the 2017 staff is Josh Gattis, who recently took a job on Nick Saban’s staff at Alabama as co-offensive coordinator / wide receivers coach.

That movement led to Ricky Rahne moving from tight ends / pass game coordinator to offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and offensive line coach Matt Limegrover has added the title of run game coordinator.

New additions to the full-time staff include Phil Galiano (STC / assistant DL), Tyler Bowen (TEs), and David Corley (RBs). Galiano was a defensive analyst last season, and previously worked at Rutgers as special teams coordinator / tight ends coach, Bowen coached the offensive line at Maryland last year and was at Fordham as the offensive line coach and offensive coordinator prior that that, and Corley coached the running backs at Army.

Franklin still needs to make an official hire to replace Gattis, who worked with receivers. Additionally, Penn State has Villagrana’s position and potentially another off the field position to fill as well.

Tenth Assistant
Franklin’s staff is missing a wide receivers coach at the moment with the departure of Gattis. James Franklin is known to have his list of guys he would look to hire should an opening occur. No different here. We would expect Gattis’ replacement to be announced in the next day or two.

2018 Coaching Staff
Head coach: James Franklin
Associate head coach / defensive coordinator / linebackers: Brent Pry
Offensive coordinator / quarterbacks: Ricky Rahne
Special teams coordinator / assistant defensive line: Phil Galiano
Co-defensive coordinator / safeties: Tim Banks
Offensive recruiting coordinator / tight ends: Tyler Bowen
Running backs: David Corley
Run game coordinator / offensive line: Matt Limegrover
Assistant head coach / defensive recruiting coordinator / corners: Terry Smith
Defensive line / run game coordinator: Sean Spencer
10th assistant: TBD

2018 Key Off-the-Field Staff
Assistant athletics director, performance enhancement: Dwight Galt
Chief of staff: Jemal Griffin
DFO: Michael Hazel
Director of player personnel: Andy Frank
Director of football administration: Kevin Threlkel
Director of player development: Will Flaherty


Disclaimer: The information provided here is current as of time of publishing. Any further changes to the staff will be posted to The Scoop.