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NEWS | Former Penn State coach takes Air Force coaching job

Penn State’s former receivers coach has picked up a new job at Air Force.

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Jan 1, 2022; Tampa, FL, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions wide receiver Parker Washington (3) runs with the ball during the first half against the Arkansas Razorbacks during the 2022 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Pendleton-USA TODAY Sports

On Wednesday, a member of the James Franklin coaching tree took a new position with the Air Force Falcons. Last month, former Penn State coach Taylor Stubblefield — who served as the Nittany Lions’ wide receivers coach and offensive recruiting coordinator from 2020 through 2022 — departed Penn State’s coaching staff. Now, Stubblefield will take the same position (receivers coach) at Air Force.

After James Franklin let Stubblefield go in favor of hiring Marques Hagans of Virginia, the Lions’ head coach was asked about the move and his new hire. “If you look at his resume, he’s got a really good resume,” Franklin said. “Everybody you talk to just loves Marques.”

Former Penn State coach departs for Air Force

From 2017 through 2018, Taylor Stubblefield coached Air Force’s wide receivers during his first stint with the Falcons. Before coaching at Air Force the former Penn State coach saw action with many Group of Five teams, Wake Forrest, Utah, and Miami. In 2020, Penn State football brought Stubblefield on as a receivers coach, and in 2021, he was promoted to receivers coach AND offensive recruiting coordinator.

Stubblefield’s three seasons in Happy Valley with Penn State football was his longest stint with any program — before his time with the Nittany Lions, the longest he had been on one staff was two seasons (2017-18; Air Force). Now, the former Penn State coach will return to the sidelines in Paso County, CO, on Troy Calhoun’s staff.



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