No joke: Stanford changes OC title to 'Andrew Luck Director of Offense'
Posted by: Pete Roussel on May 22, 2012
Starting today, the offensive coordinator at Stanford University will be known as the Andrew Luck Director of Offense.
Stanford Athletics announced today that its offensive coordinator position has been endowed by a very generous gift from an anonymous donor in honor of graduating senior quarterback Andrew Luck.
"It is a tremendous honor to hold this position and to be associated with an outstanding young man like Andrew Luck, who means so much to Stanford football and the Stanford community," said Stanford's first Andrew Luck Director of Offense, Pep Hamilton.
For years, the head coach at Stanford has been known as the Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football.
David Shaw said, "This endowment is emblematic of the outstanding support we have at Stanford University. Beyond its extraordinary generosity, this gift is pioneering a new way to support the school that you love. Our supporters don't just like their school; they love Stanford University, what we do and how we do it. They rally around the class and character of the scholar-athletes who attend Stanford. We are extremely grateful for this support, which helps set Stanford University apart from our competitors."
Some other programs that hold a unique title for its head coach include:
Colgate (Dick Biddle): Fred '50 and Marilyn Dunlap Endowed Coaching Chair for Football
Cornell (Kent Austin): The Roger J. Weiss Head Coach of Football
Harvard (Tim Murphy): The Thomas Stephenson Family Head Coach for Harvard Football
Princeton (Bob Surace): The Charles W. Caldwell Jr. '25 Head Coach of Football
Yale (Tony Reno): Joel E. Smilow '54 Head Coach of Football
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