Penn State announces Ricky Rahne as new offensive coordinator, entire coaching staff on social media

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On Friday, Penn State announced its new offensive coordinator and it comes from within, as Ricky Rahne — the team’s former tight ends coach — is now officially in control of the entire offense.

“We are thrilled to elevate Ricky to offensive coordinator and add Tyler and Phil to our staff,” said coach James Franklin, via centredaily.com. “Ricky is one of the rising stars in college football. He is extremely sharp, driven and has a great rapport with our players. He has been very involved in our offensive scheme the last two years, which is why I anticipate our offense will continue to thrive under Ricky.”

Rahne has worked under Franklin before, at both Kansas State and Vanderbilt. He also spent his first two seasons at Penn State as the team’s quarterbacks coach, where he helped mentor Christian Hackenberg, who owns numerous program records.

The Nittany Lions also hired a familiar face around the program to replace Rahne, as Tyler Bowen is now its tight ends coach.

“He has a high football IQ and tremendous passion for the game that will impact our student-athletes on a daily basis,” Franklin said. “He has history with our offensive scheme, which will help this be a seamless transition.”

Bowen was an offensive graduate assistant for the Nittany Lions and helped the team achieve a 7-6 record in 2014.

Prior to becoming a graduate assistant — and coaching the last few years at Fordham and most recently at Maryland — Bowen played at Maryland during his time as a player under James Franklin, who at the time, was the wide receivers coach. Aside from Franklin, Bowen has ties to Joe Moorhead — Penn State’s former offensive coordinator — as well.

Bowen was the offensive line coach at Fordham in 2015 under Moorhead, who at the time, was the coach of the entire team. Moorhead has of course left the Nittany Lions for Mississippi State, but Bowen knows his way around State College regardless.

According to 247Sports, Bowen handled most of Maryland’s offensive line recruiting and the Terrapins have one of the top 2018 classes for offensive linemen in the Big Ten.

Galiano, the team’s new special teams coordinator, was a defensive consultant for the Nittany Lions this past season. He has 12 years of coaching experience in the collegiate ranks.

“As a kid that grew up as a Penn State fan, I always knew that this is a special place,” Galiano said. “When I got into the coaching profession, working at Penn State was always a goal of mine. I am extremely grateful to Coach Franklin for believing in me.”

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