Coach Ed DeChellis leaves Penn State for Navy
Penn State coach Ed DeChellis has been named coach at Navy.
DeChellis replaces Billy Lange, who left Navy to become the associate head coach at Villanova.
"It's been a very, very dificult weekend for me and my family. If I break down, there's good reason for that," DeChellis said during a 20-minute news conference at the Jordan Center. "Penn State is a special place for me and my family, but I found another special place in the U.S. Naval Academy."
He goes from a power conference school to a program that plays in the brainy Patriot League. DeChellis took the job on Sunday.
"It was very, very difficult. At Mass yesterday, father talked about a path. Sometimes a path is presented to you that you have to be able to walk down," he said before stopping to compose himself before nearly tearing up.