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Pitt HC Pat Narduzzi Donates to Pitt Football Championship Fund



Pitt head coach Pat Narduzzi.

It’s the Pitt Day of Giving, and Pat Narduzzi is doing his part.

Pitt football announced Tuesday afternoon that Narduzzi and his family made a “generous” donation to the Pitt Football Championship Fund as part of the Day of Giving craze.

Narduzzi gave $20,000 to the Championship Fund last year, and while it isn’t specified how much the Narduzzi family gave this year, it’s likely a substantial amount. As of 3 p.m., there have been 78 donations to the Championship Fund, with nine hours left to give.

The Football Championship Fund is a way for anyone to give back to the program.

“The Pitt Football program has a storied history with nine National Championships, and our program is built through support by donors, like you,” the Pitt Day of Giving website said. “Making a gift to the Pitt Football Championship Fund will directly assist our program with vital facility enhancements, recruiting, team functions, and the success of our student-athletes on the field and in the classroom. We are incredibly grateful for your support. Hail to Pitt!”

Pitt Day of Giving tends to draw successful alumni out of the woodwork, which has been the case with NFL superstar Aaron Donald over the years. He’s made $200,000 donations in each of the last two seasons.

Narduzzi is entering his 10th season at the helm of Pitt football, and while he’s coming off the least successful season of his career, there’s reason for optimism entering 2024. He gutted the offensive staff, hired former Western Carolina offensive coordinator Kade Bell to run the offense and completely gave himself to the idea that the Panthers needed drastic changes in order to bounce back.

Narduzzi is 65-50 (43-31) in his nine seasons in Pittsburgh, and he’s only one season removed from the most successful two season stretch in the last four years.

The 2024 season will be an important one though. He cannot afford another 3-9 season.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Rob Radich
Rob Radich
1 month ago

Class Act.

Big Nate
Big Nate
1 month ago

For hiring Frankie Cigs and extending him causing a higher than needed buyout.. He should donate half his salary for the debacle last year..

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
1 month ago
Reply to  Big Nate

Using that logic, Heather Lyke and Capel should be working for free………..Football at least generates consistent postseason bids

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