You might enjoy reading this NCAA.org article about Austin College President and Pennsylvania native Steven O’Day.
After receiving his B.A. in the Keystone state, O’Day headed to Temple
University to earn his law degree in 1988. Temple lost to Penn State in
football during all three years of his time in Philadelphia. Temple
had not defeated Penn State since 1941.
After Temple Law, President O’Day worked in private practice. However, his true passion…coaching and higher ed. administration, lured him away. In 2017, that passion landed him in Sherman.
A few years earlier, in 2015, Temple football finally did what it had
not done in nearly 75 years. The Owls beat the mighty Nittany Lions of
Penn State. The drought since 1941 was over.
Temple Head Coach
Ray Morrison, the architect of that 1941 victory over Penn State, had
soured on big college athletics by 1948. He resigned at Temple, and
left Pennsylvania. That fall, he moved to Sherman, TX and took over the
football head coaching duties at Austin College.