For the second year in a row, football coach Bill O’Brien will headline Penn State’s Coaches Caravan, and for the second year in a row, the tour will skip over York County.
Last year, the tour got close with a stop in Camp Hill. This year, the caravan of coaches will make a lunch stop in Lancaster on May 2, followed by an evening reception in Harrisburg.
Each stop on the 12-city, two-week tour will include O’Brien and at least one other head coach, although a list of other participants wasn’t released Tuesday. Attendees will be able to ask the coaches questions during the events.
While the first run of the caravan traveled as far as Ohio, Virginia and Connecticut, this year’s tour will have a smaller radius. All of the stops are in Pennsylvania except trips to New York City, Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.
“We had a great turnout of Penn State alumni and fans during the Coaches Caravan last year and I enjoyed meeting so many people who have great pride and passion for Penn State,” O’Brien said in a news release. “It’s important for me to get around Pennsylvania and other areas where we have a lot of alumni and give them a chance to get to know me and to hear from them. They need to hear about my philosophy and vision for the future and how we are moving forward. I knew Penn State was a special place when I came here and my experiences over the past year have only made that more apparent.”
Registration for Penn State Alumni Association and Nittany Lion Club members opens March 12, and registration for the general public begins March 15.
Here’s the full schedule:
April 30: Reading (lunch), Philadelphia (evening reception)
May 1: Baltimore (lunch), Washington, D.C. (evening reception)
May 2: Lancaster (lunch), Harrisburg (evening reception)
May 7 Williamsport (lunch), Allentown (evening reception)
May 8:New York City (lunch), Scranton (evening event)
May 9: DuBois (lunch), Pittsburgh (evening reception)