James Franklin Wife Fumi Franklin
James Franklin wife Fumi Franklin graduated with a masters degree in educational administration before opting to become a homemaker.
Fumi crossed paths for the first time with her future husband at Washington State University in 1998. Fumi was a student at WSU, while James was the tight ends coach. It was not love at first sight, as the two only got to know each other three years after their first meeting.
By 2001, James had already moved on as a wide receiver's coach for the University of Maryland, having worked with Idaho State in between the two jobs. A mutual friend in Maryland reintroduced the two.
A devoted partner, Fumi is even more of a loyal fan of the Cougars Nation. Her love for the Washington football team runs so deep that she would wait outside overnight for front-row tickets to the game. The couple tied the knot in 2005 when James was the wide receiver coach of Green Bay Packers.
On May 8, 2022, the Penn State head coach shared a sweet tribute for his partner on mother's day. He shared the photo of Fumi hugging their two daughters as he said he was blessed to have a strong, intelligent and funny woman like Fumi by his side.
As the wife of the head coach, Fumi adjusted herself right to the culture of Penn State. If it weren't for the sacrifices made by Fumi, her husband's name probably wouldn't be written in golden letters at Penn State.
The pair have done their best to create a family atmosphere at Penn State where they consider the football players to be equivalent to their sons and brothers to their two daughters.
As James has to work long hours because of his hectic schedule, Fumi makes sure to visit him at Penn State Lasch Building. In an interview, Fumi said all the sacrifices the family has made feel worthwhile when they see James succeed at his job.