Joe Hindelang coached the Penn State Nittany Lion Baseball Program from 1991-2004. During his 14 years at Penn State, Coach Hindelang's teams made the Big Ten Tournament six times and won the Big Ten Regular Season Title in 1996. In 2000, the Nittany Lions won a school-record 45 games, while advancing to the NCAA Super Regional. Joe finished his career at Penn State as the all-time winningest coach in the program's history. 24 of his former players were drafted for professsional baseball. During is final season at Penn State, Coach Hinderlang worked with Penn State Public Broadcasting and shared his concepts and teachings of baseball skills. Penn State Coaches: Baseball is a wonderful instructional tool for coaches and players.
Outlines coaching techniques for working with the beginning softball player. Penn State women's softball coach Sue Rankin shows how to teach the fundamental defensive skills of the game: catching fly balls, fielding ground balls, and throwing techniques for infielders and outfielders. Produced by Penn State Television / WPSX-TV.
From a population of just under 5,000 to being featured in newspapers and magazines across the country, Penn State's Kelly Mazzante exploded onto the national scene during her sophmore season. After leading the Big Ten in scoring as a freshman, the Mountoursville, Pennsylvania native set the tone for her second season by dropping a Penn State and Big Ten record 49 points against conference foe Minnesota. She went on to lead the nation in scoring and became the first sophmore in Lady Lion history to be named Kodak All-American. She was idolized in her hometown. The local fans had the opportunity to se her lead the Lady Lions to an appearance in their Sweet Sixteen of the 2002 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament after first and second round wins at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College. Though her collegiate career continues to evolve, Kelly Mazzante proves that big things can come from small places. In her community, she is a Hometown Hero.