(CNN)Here's a look at the life of the late Joe Paterno, longtime head football coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions.
Birth date: December 21, 1926
Was nicknamed "JoePa."
1950 - Becomes an assistant football coach at Penn State under head coach Charles "Rip" Engle.
-- The grand jury report says graduate assistant Mike McQueary told Coach Paterno that he witnessed the rape of a 10-year-old boy by Jerry Sandusky on February 9, 2001 in the Lasch Building showers at Penn State. Paterno refers to the incident as "fondling" or "something of a sexual nature" in his testimony to the grand jury.
-- Paterno reports the incident to Athletic Director Tim Curley the day after he is told by McQueary, according to a grand jury report, but no law enforcement investigation is launched.