Joe Paterno through the years

Associated Press
FILE - In this Dec. 6, 1973 file photo, Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, right,  looks at the Lambert trophy in New York, along with Penn State's Robert J. Scannell, Dean of the College of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and Edward M. Czekaj, director of Athletics.  Paterno say he plans to retire at the end of the season, his long and illustrious career brought down because he failed to do all he could about an allegation of child sex abuse against a former assistant.  (AP Photo/Dave Pickoff, File)

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Joe Paterno joined the Penn State coaching staff in 1950 and took over as head coach in 1966. His coaching career ended in November after a record 409 victories.

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