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Herb Hand enters the (highly unofficial) Penn State Hall of Fame

If you've been around the Penn State University campus, you've seen this:

Penn State mural

This mural, on Hiester Street in State College, is manned by Michael Pilato. In his most recent addition, Pilato added Nittany Lions offensive line coach Herb Hand. However, Hand's addition has nothing to do with what Penn State football has accomplished during his short tenure monitoring the Lions' line. Instead, the honor comes from what Hand does away from the field.

Hand is active in the State College charity scene, primarily as a board member for the Children's Advocacy Center of Centre County, a group that supports victims of child abuse.

“The students at Penn State love Coach Hand, he has made quite an impact already,” Pilato told “Every game, Coach will give me a cheer for the chalkboard he is holding.”

Here is Hand in mural form, courtesy of

Herb Hand