Pitt has hired Brennan Marion to be its wide receivers’ coach, the program announced Thursday afternoon. Marion, 33, was the WR coach at Hawaii in 2020, and previously served as the offensive coordinator for William & Mary in 2019 and Howard University from 2017-18.
Marion grew up in the Pittsburgh area, and graduated from Greensburg Salem High School. He played wide receiver at Tulsa, where he broke the FBS season record for yards-per-catch with 31.9 in 2007.
Marion commented on what it means to him to be back in Pittsburgh.
“Dreams really do come true,” Marion said. “I am extremely honored and thankful for the opportunity to return home and serve the football program at the University of Pittsburgh. Coach Narduzzi and his staff have been building something very special. I can’t wait to get back to Pittsburgh and work in our wide receivers room.”
Coach Pat Narduzzi said that hiring Marion was special because he “truly checked every box.”
“He is a high-energy person who builds relationships and connects people. Brennan will be a great coach and mentor for our receivers,” Narduzzi said.
Pitt’s previous wide receivers coach Chris Beatty left the team in January to take the same position with the Los Angeles Chargers.