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Pete Riordan News Conference as Penn New Head FB Coach

Coach Pete Riordan at news conference (March 20, 2024)

A few hours after being introduced to his team as the Kingsmen's new Head Football Coach, Pete Riordan was introduced to the South Bend sports media in his first news conference. News outlets in attendance were WHME-TV, WSBT, WNDU, ABC 57, and the South Bend Tribune. Students from PNN (Penn News Network) were also present and participated. Click here to see the full news conferenceClick here to see a full photo gallery on Penn’s website.


Here are some highlights of the news conference. Penn High School Athletic Director Jeff Hart introduced Coach Pete, who made a few short remarks before opening up the discussion with reporter questions.


Also taking reporter questions were retiring Coach Cory Yeoman and Hall of Famer Chris Geesman.



Returning Penn players Vinny Freeman and Kellen Watson also spoke to how excited they are to have Coach Pete take over. In the clip below Freeman talks about the sense of family that Coach Pete invoked at this morning's team meeting.


Watson is also on the Penn Track & Field Team; as a member of the 4x100 team, Watson was one of the players that broke the school record. Watson was last year’s backup quarterback!

Click here to see the full news conference.