Penn State's Head Football Coach to Speak in Bethlehem


The Greater Lehigh Valley REALTORS® (GLVR) will hold its 6th Annual Signature Event on Thursday, May 31, 2018, at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa.

With more than 20 years of coaching experience at the collegiate and NFL level, James Franklin knows a thing or two about teamwork and winning. The 16th head football coach in the storied history of Penn State University’s Nittany Lion program, Franklin owns an overall 36-17 record at the university (21-13 in conference) that boasts an active and productive Lehigh Valley campus. He has mentored more than 40 players who have gone on to the NFL ranks.

As this year’s keynote speaker at GLVR’s Signature Event, Franklin will discuss his philosophy on teams and the importance of team building and mentoring – all of which are crucial to success on the football field, in business, and in life.

This year’s Signature Event begins with a tailgate mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Vision Nightclub and Sands Bethlehem Event Center. The mixer, which will be a hub of pre-event activities, will bring together industry insiders and hundreds of REALTORS® and sales professionals. Franklin will be available from 6 to 7 p.m. for conversation and photos. Attendees can also expect special appearances by Penn State’s mascot, the Nittany Lion, and the local Penn State alumni band.

The Lehigh Valley’s ESPN Sports Radio, 99.9 The Hawk and Spin Radio 107.1 will all be broadcasting live from the tailgate mixer leading up to Franklin’s presentation, which will run from 6:45 to 8 p.m. Immediately following Franklin’s speech, a charity auction will be held in support of the Boys and Girls Club of Bethlehem. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a football signed by James Franklin, a framed Penn State photo, and baskets filled with Penn State memorabilia. Vision Nightclub will reopen after the auction. The cash bar closes at 10 p.m.