Brennan Marion grew up and attended high school just outside of Pittsburgh before going on to set all kinds of records as a receiver at Tulsa and eventually starting his coaching journey in both California and Pennsylvania.
According to a tweet from Bruce Feldman, Marion is heading back to his home state to become the receivers coach on Pat Narduzzi's staff at Pitt.
Heading into the 2020 season, Marion took the receivers job on Todd Graham's staff at Hawaii. He and Graham's relationship stretches back to their days together at Tulsa.
A member of the Arizona State staff in 2015 as an offensive quality control coach, Marion went on to coach the running backs at Oklahoma Baptist for a season in 2016 before getting his first shot to call the plays under Mike London at Howard.
Using the creative Go-Go Offense he coined, Marion's team's found creative ways to run the ball at Howard and William & Mary, where he called plays and coached the quarterbacks at both stops.
His coaching career started at the high school level where he has taken over programs in California and Pennsylvania and turned them around quickly, in one case taking Waynesboro Area (PA) from an 0-10 team and to taking them the playoffs in his first season.
At Tulsa, where he played for Todd Graham and Gus Malzahn (who was the offensive coordinator), Marion broke the FCS record for yards per reception (31.9) and was part of a Golden Hurrican squad that rewrote the record books in a variety of ways. He injured his knee on the final play of the Conference USA title game his senior season and went undrafted before signing a free agent deal with the Dolphins, where he again tore his ACL before being placed on injured reserve.
Marion's story of homelessness and overcoming the odds is well documented, and now he has an opportunity to get closer to home and help Pat Narduzzi's offense, and wide receiver unit.
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