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Jay Paterno

State College native and Penn State graduate Jay Paterno is a father, husband and political volunteer. He’s a frequent guest lecturer on campus and at Penn State events and was the longtime quarterbacks coach for the Nittany Lions. His column appears every other Thursday. Follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/JayPaterno

Articles by Jay Paterno

Reflections of Loss Helps Us Gain Perspective
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Reflections of Loss Helps Us Gain Perspective
3 days ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
I have images of all of my children getting on the school bus, or getting home and running to hug me. The smiles are what I will hold dear. My hope is that they retain the small things I do for them, that I smile often enough and laugh enough. [Read More]
Taking Happy Valley's Story on The Road
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Taking Happy Valley's Story on The Road
2 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
The awareness that should be raised about child sex abuse is that these crimes occur in the shadows of ignorance. Offenders neither seek nor do they want enablers. Labeling an entire community as enabling advances the ignorance of the root causes of these crimes. [Read More]
Losing a Child, Hope and Faith in the Face of Tragedy
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Losing a Child, Hope and Faith in the Face of Tragedy
4 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
After my father died Ivan was one of the few people I trusted to see what I was truly dealing with. When I first learned that Ivan's son Max was missing, I thought about how difficult it had to be for his family. [Read More]
Think Before You Shoot
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Think Before You Shoot
6 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Once you load the chamber with your social media bullet and press send/post/tweet there is no calling it back. Ask yourself whether what you are putting out there is something you potentially want attributed to you for the rest of your life. [Read More]
Culture War an Unfair Attack?
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Culture War an Unfair Attack?
8 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
With many high profile criminal stories that emerge, society seems to want to investigate not only the alleged perpetrator, but also the culture of the group to which the perpetrator belongs. Let's face the fact that in every group there are bad people who do bad or stupid things of their own accor [Read More]
Of Miracles and Men
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Of Miracles and Men
10 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
These men wanted nothing but to win a gold medal for their team, their country and themselves. They were and remain proud men, spectacular athletes who relished the competition but felt the pains of a chilling defeat. [Read More]
The Snow Day Call, A No-Win Situation
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The Snow Day Call, A No-Win Situation
12 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Apparently most parents were way tougher than today's kids. We're armed with vivid memories of waiting outside half an hour for the school bus that picked us up three miles from our house on days when the wind chill was 40 below. [Read More]
Dean Smith's Passing Reminds Us of What Matters in College Sports
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Dean Smith's Passing Reminds Us of What Matters in College Sports
14 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
The hype may be exciting but it comes with a price. The over-selling of reputations gives an over-inflated sense of importance to players who have yet to attend a single class on campus or play one second of football or basketball. [Read More]
Abraham Lincoln on Social Media?
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Abraham Lincoln on Social Media?
16 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
As easily as Twitter can help get important, if abbreviated, 140 character messages out in real time, it also allows users to make major missteps in an instant. As Lincoln famously said, "It is better to keep one's mouth shut and be thought a fool, than to open it and remove all doubt." [Read More]
Postmortem Notes From The First College Football Playoff Season
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Postmortem Notes From The First College Football Playoff Season
18 weeks ago - StateCollege.com - Jay Paterno
Jay Paterno shares his insight on the just-concluded 2014 season. He explains why the Big Ten is better than we thought; why Michigan State is an elite program; and why he thinks (in crunch time) Penn State's Offense is better than its Defense. [Read More]
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