Pittsburgh Sports Now has learned that longtime Pitt football equipment manager Tim Enright will not be with the team for the 2018 season.
Multiple sources tell PSN that Enright, who has been the head equipment manager at Pitt since 1997, will step aside after 31 seasons. It is not immediately clear whether Enright was asked to leave or if he resigned.
As one of the few long-term staples of the Pitt program, Enright stayed close with many former Pitt players and coaches over the years. Most knew him affectionately as “Ox,” after John Candy’s character in the 1981 film Stripes.
Enright was a 1991 graduate of Pitt and started with the football team as a student manager in 1987. After graduating, he worked for the men’s basketball team as assistant equipment manager, beginning in 1993, before he was promoted to head football equipment manager in 1997. A Pittsburgh native, Enright went to Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School in Oakland.