Joe Paterno lived from December 21, 1926 to January 22, 2012. He was 85 years old. With all respect to family and friends Joe lived to coach and without coaching, he passed. He took over as Head Coach at Penn State in 1966 where he stayed until forced to resign amid scandal in 2011. Penn State had five undefeated seasons under Joe Pa, (1968, 1969, 1973, 1986 and 1994) along with two National Championships (1982 and 1986). He finished as the winningest coach in college football history with 409.
Joe Paterno and Vince McMahon had several similarities. Both took programs that weren’t performing at their highest potential and turned them into major powers. Both have shown tremendous dedication to one program and have sacrificed countless hours working on producing the best product possible. Both have become icons in their field.
The following are a few of the similarities between Joe and Vince: