Pitt will hire Brennan Marion as the school’s next wide receivers coach, according to a report by Bruce Feldman of the Athletic.
Marion, 33, spent the 2020 season as wide receivers coach at Hawaii. He is a native of Hampton, Virginia, but grew up in the Pittsburgh area and graduated from Greensburg Salem High School.
Marion played collegiately at Tulsa and spent time with the Miami Dolphins before a knee injury ended his career.
He coached at several high schools before beginning his collegiate coaching career as offensive quality control coach at Arizona State in 2015. Marion was running backs coach at Division II Oklahoma Baptist in 2016.
It was in 2017 when he started to dramatically rise through the coaching ranks. Hired by Mike London to be the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Howard, Marion’s “Go-Go” offense became a sensation as the Bison finished 13th in total offense in the FCS in his first season.
In 2019, Howard followed London to William & Mary, where he spent one season as offensive coordinator before joining Todd Graham’s staff at Hawaii.
In addition to his innovative offense, which utilizes multiple players in the offensive backfield, Marion has become noted as a successful recruiter, bringing multiple players from Western Pennsylvania to Howard and William & Mary, including current Tribe starting quarterback Hollis Mathis.
Marion will replace Chris Beatty, who left Pitt after two seasons to become the wide receivers coach for the Los Angeles Chargers.