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Report: Temple WR coach Terry Smith will join Penn State staff

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Temple wide receivers coach Terry Smith will join James Franklin’s staff at Penn State, according to a report on Sunday from CoachingSearch.com.

Smith, a graduate of Penn State, spent one season with the Owls following 11 seasons as head coach of Gateway High School in Monroeville, Penn.

Given Franklin’s overarching emphasis on recruiting, bringing in Smith should help with prep connections in the southwest portion of the state, long known as a fertile area for talent.

No word yet on what role Smith will play on Franklin’s staff. Wide receivers coach Josh Gattis is already in place, so Smith might end up as the tight ends or defensive backs coach.

Photo courtesy Owlsports.com.

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3 Responses to “Report: Temple WR coach Terry Smith will join Penn State staff”
  1. Ian's Rushtache says: Jan 19, 2014 2:22 PM

    He also holds the distinction of being the stepfather to former DB Justin King. I am sure this is a dream come true for him. Welcome home Terry.

  2. tommy57 says: Jan 19, 2014 2:37 PM

    The PSU coaching staff is developing into an extremely positive collection – all men of character. We can only hope the victims are likewise able to move in a similarly positive direction with their lives.

  3. stoicpaisano says: Jan 19, 2014 4:32 PM

    Clear ploy by Franklin to lockdown Gateway and their athletes, Terry Smith going from a lifer HS coach to a B1G positional coach in 18 months? Uh-uh, he doesn’t have the bonafides.

    Gateway ran off Smith’s replacement a month ago, watch Smith’s brother get the job and start a pipeline to Happy Valley.

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