FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2007, file photo, Penn State head coach Joe Paterno kicks the turf as he walks along the sideline during NCAA college football game against Iowa in State College, Pa. Paterno, who preached success with honor for half a century but whose legend was shattered by a child sex abuse scandal, said Wednesdaym Nov. 9, 2011, the he will retire at the end of this season. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Joe Paterno through the years
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.