When Chris Brann, Beloit College’s first new head football coach in 30 years, moved his successful approach south from Northfield, Minn., he and Director of Athletics Kim Chandler recognized it was time to also appoint a new assistant coach—an offensive coordinator. After all, Brann was setting some significant goals for himself and suggested that his first season was not too soon to achieve them.
Matt Marvin’37, long-time generous supporter of athletics at Beloit College, saw the opportunity to give yet again to a program he is passionate about. Marvin, who was recently presented with an honorary doctorate from Beloit and a commemorative Buc’s football helmet from the Athletics Department, says, “I am confident that this fine coaching staff can make an already strong Beloit football tradition even better.”
Marvin diverted the income from an existing planned gift to the College to support the hiring of Ethan Pole to this important new post. Pole says, “I’m most grateful to Mr. Marvin for providing me with the chance to join Coach Brann in being part of the future of Beloit College football. I see the program as a great opportunity and experience for young men looking to further themselves as students, athletes, and individuals.”