Following the departure of assistant coach Kevin Freeman for a similar job at his alma mater UConn, Pat Chambers has dipped into Penn State's basketball history to fill the opening. All-time leading scorer Talor Battle has joined the Nittany Lion coaching staff.
In addition to holding the all-time scoring record with 2,213 career points, Battle's name is all over the Penn State record books. He is fourth all-time with 513 career assists, third in three-pointers made (317), second in field goals made (722), and first in career starts (131). He also holds the Big Ten record for minutes played with 4,799.
An honorable mention All-American in 2011, he led Penn State to its only Big Ten Tournament final, and the program's first NCAA Tournament appearance in 10 years that same season. He was a key cog in the NIT Championship season in 2009, the first-ever postseason title for Penn State, and a program-record 27 wins.
Battle wrapped up an impressive international career in 2018 that saw him play professionally in France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Israel, Hungary, and Slovenia.
Welcome home, Talor!