James Franklin: Coaching Record, Career, Age

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Penn State head coach James Franklin watches practice ahead of the Rose Bowl NCAA college football game against Utah, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2022, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Apr 13, 2023, 11:02 AM

James Franklin is entering his ninth season as Penn State head coach.

James Franklin Coaching Record

Franklin has a career record of 102-51 in 12 seasons as a college football head coach, including 78-36 at Penn State.

  • 2011: Vanderbilt – 6-7 (2-6, SEC)
  • 2012: Vanderbilt – 9-4 (5-3)
  • 2013: Vanderbilt – 9-4 (4-4)
  • 2014: Penn State – 7-6 (2-6, Big Ten)
  • 2015: Penn State – 7-6 (4-4)
  • 2016: Penn State – 11-3 (8-1)
  • 2017: Penn State – 11-2 (7-2)
  • 2018: Penn State – 9-4 (6-3)
  • 2019: Penn State – 11-2 (7-2)
  • 2020: Penn State – 4-5 (4-5)
  • 2021: Penn State – 7-6 (4-5)
  • 2022: Penn State – 11-2 (7-2)

James Franklin Career

James Franklin began his coaching career as a wide receivers coach at Kutztown, a Division-II school in Pennsylvania.

  • 1995: Kutztown University (WRs)
  • 1996: East Stroudsburg (DBs)
  • 1996: Roskilde Kings (Offensive Coordinator)
  • 1997: James Madison (WRs)
  • 1998: Washington State (TEs)
  • 1999: Idaho State (WRs)
  • 2000-2004: Maryland (WRs, Recruiting Coordinator)
  • 2005: Green Bay Packers (WRs)
  • 2006-2007: Kansas State (QBs, Offensive Coordinator)
  • 2008-2010: Maryland (QBs, Offensive Coordinator)
  • 2011-2013: Vanderbilt (Head Coach)
  • 2014-present: Penn State (Head Coach)

Did James Franklin Play College Football?

Franklin played college football at East Stroudsburg, a Division-II school in eastern Pennsylvania. He played quarterback for four seasons and was a nominee for the Division II Player of the Year award in 1994.

James Franklin’s Age

James Franklin was born on February 2, 1972, in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. He is 51 years old.

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