HOUSTON (September 18, 2014) – The American Heart Association’s 29th annual Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards presented by Marathon Oil Corporation, announced today that Jimmy Johnson, one of the most respected and accomplished football coaches in NCAA and NFL history, will be named the recipient of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. The award will be presented to Johnson at the event on Jan. 14, 2015 in Houston.

There is no doubt that Johnson made a name for himself in the coaching world of football. His successful career spans an impressive range of coaching experience not only in the NCAA but also in the NFL, taking over for renowned coaches and becoming one of only three men to win an NCAA championship and a Super Bowl.

Johnson gained significant experience as an assistant coach for multiple colleges acquiring more responsibility with each position. After a solid five year stint as Oklahoma State’s head coach, his head coaching career truly took off when he landed the same position at the University of Miami. His record from 1984 through 1988 was an astonishing 52-9, including a four year regular season record of 42-2 from 1985 through 1988.

Furthermore, as the no holds barred leader of a brash group of Hurricanes, he led Miami to the 1987 national championship. From 1989 to 1993, he proved his title as head coach for the Dallas Cowboys as he coached his team to win two back-to-back Super Bowls. His final coaching stint was taking over for Don Shula in 1996 to coach the Miami Dolphins where his team went to the playoffs three out of four seasons.

First awarded in 2000, the Paul “Bear” Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the career accomplishments of the nation’s finest college football coaches. Among the past recipients of this award are R.C. Slocum (2014), LaVell Edwards (2013) and Hayden Fry (2012).

While the Lifetime Achievement Award highlights the achievements throughout a coach’s career, the Coach of the Year award, which is presented after each season’s bowl games, provides an opportunity to recognize a coach for an outstanding season. Finalists will be in attendance at the event along with Johnson to accept awards.

The American Heart Association’s Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards presented by Marathon Oil Corporation has raised over $5 million in the past 28 years to fund research, advocacy and educational programs across the country that are necessary for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease and stroke. “Bear” Bryant died of a heart attack in 1983.  He always talked about being bigger than something other than himself. The Bryant Awards offer an opportunity to do just that – to be a part of team Bryant in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

For more information on the Bryant Awards, or to purchase tickets or a table for the event, visit www.bryantawards.com or call 713-610-5000.

About American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit www.heart.org.

About Marathon Oil Corporation

Marathon Oil Corporation is a global exploration and production company. Based in Houston, Texas, the Company had net proved reserves at the end of 2013 of approximately 2.2 billion barrels of oil equivalent in North America, Europe and Africa. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at http://www.marathonoil.com.

HOUSTON  (Jan. 15, 2014) – Gus Malzahn of Auburn takes the 2013 Coach of the Year title at the Marathon Oil Corporation Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards benefiting the American Heart Association.

With a 2013 winning record of 12-1, leading the Tigers to the BCS National Championship Game, Malzahn claimed the coach of the year honor to a packed house of more than 750 guests in Houston. Malzahn, who served as Auburn’s offensive coordinator from 2009-11, has had an incredible first season as head coach.

“It was an unbelievable year to be a part of,” Malzahn said. “We got Auburn back to where it should be.”

The Coach of the Year winner is selected each year by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association and announced live at the awards dinner. The award recognizes excellence in coaching both on and off the field while raising funds to fight heart disease and stroke for the American Heart Association.

The finalists competing with Malzahn for the Coach of the Year Award included: David Bailiff (Rice), Art Briles (Baylor), Mark Dantonio (Michigan State) and David Shaw (Stanford).

The 28th annual event also recognized R.C. Slocum, one of the longest-serving and winningest football coaches in Texas A&M history, as the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Winner.  His 123 victories in his first 14 years ranks eighth all-time and puts him in the company  of coaching legends such as Barry Switzer (137), Tom Osborne (137), Steve Spurrier (132), Joe Paterno (131), LaVell Edwards (129), Amos Alonzo Stagg (128), and Bud Wilkerson (124) – many of whom have received recognition from the Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards.

Funds raised benefit research, community education and outreach programs of the American Heart Association. For more information, contact 713-610-5000 or visit www.bryantawards.com.

American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit www.heart.org.

About Marathon Oil Corporation

 Marathon Oil is an international exploration and production company. Based in Houston, Texas, the Company had net proved reserves at the end of 2012 of 2 billion barrels of oil equivalent in North America, Europe and Africa. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.MarathonOil.com.

 

The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association is the largest national association that focuses on the crafts of both sportscasting and sportswriting. The association, with its headquarters in Salisbury, N.C., honors the National Sportscaster of the Year and the National Sportswriter of the Year.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES FINALISTS
FOR MARATHON OIL CORPORATION PAUL “BEAR” BRYANT AWARDS

HOUSTON (Dec. 18, 2013) – The American Heart Association, an organization devoted to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke, announced today the 2013 Coach of the Year finalists for the Marathon Oil Corporation Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards. The 2013 Coach of the Year finalists are David Bailiff (Rice), Art Briles (Baylor), Mark Dantonio (Michigan State), Gus Malzahn (Auburn) and David Shaw (Stanford).

The 28th annual event on Wednesday, January 15 in Houston, Texas will bring together the nation’s top performing college coaches and sports enthusiasts to raise funds for heart disease in the name of Paul “Bear” Bryant. Marathon Oil Corporation is again generously supporting the American Heart Association and serving as the title sponsor of the event.
At the event, R.C. Slocum, one of the longest-serving and winningest football coaches in Texas A&M history, will also be recognized with the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award at the event. The award recognizes excellence in coaching on and off the field during a career, allowing recipients to take their place in history alongside legends such as Paul “Bear” Bryant. Recent Lifetime Achievement recipients include Barry Switzer, Vince Dooley, Bobby Bowden, Hayden Fry and LaVell Edwards.

Funds raised benefit heart disease and stroke research, community education and outreach programs of the American Heart Association. For more information on the Bryant Awards, or to purchase tickets or a table for the event, visit www.bryantawards.com or call 713-610-5000.

About American Heart Association
The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit www.heart.org.

About Marathon Oil Corporation
Marathon Oil is an international exploration and production company. Based in Houston, Texas, the Company had net proved reserves at the end of 2012 of 2 billion barrels of oil equivalent in North America, Europe and Africa. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.MarathonOil.com.

AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION AND MARATHON OIL CORPORATION  ANNOUNCE WATCH LIST FOR COVETED COACH OF THE YEAR HONOR

HOUSTON (Nov. 1, 2013) – American Heart Association and The Paul Bear Bryant Awards’ Title Sponsor Marathon Oil Corporation today announced the full watch list for the coveted Coach of the Year Honor, which will be revealed at the 28th annual event on Jan. 15, 2014 in Houston. Coaches topping the watch list for the 2013 Paul Bear Bryant Coach of the Year Award include (alphabetical order):

  • David Bailiff – Rice
  • Art Briles – Baylor
  • Rod Carey – Northern Illinois
  • Tim DeRuyter – Fresno State
  • Jimbo Fisher – Florida State
  • Al Golden – Miami (FL)
  • Mark Helfrich – Oregon
  • Brady Hoke – Michigan
  • Kliff Kingsbury – Texas Tech
  • Pete Lembo – Ball State
  • Tony Levine – University of Houston
  • Gus Malzahn – Auburn
  • Urban Meyer – Ohio State
  • Les Miles – LSU
  • George O’Leary – UCF
  • Gary Pinkel – Missouri
  • Nick Saban – Alabama
  • David Shaw – Stanford
  • Bob Stoops – Oklahoma
  • Kevin Sumlin – Texas A&M

 

In early December, a finalists’ list comprised of five to ten coaches will be announced. Finalists will attend an awards dinner on Jan. 15, 2014 in Houston, Texas at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the Galleria, where the winner will be announced live. The Bryant Coach of the Year Award is the only college coaching honor voted on after all of the bowl games are concluded.

January’s event will also recognize one of the longest-serving and winningest football coaches in Texas A&M history R.C. Slocum as the 2014 Bryant Lifetime Achievement Recipient. The award recognizes excellence in coaching on and off the field during a career, allowing recipients to take their place in history alongside legends such as Paul “Bear” Bryant.  Recent Lifetime Achievement recipients include Barry Switzer, Glenn “Bo” Schembechler, Bobby Bowden and LaVell Edwards.

The Bryant Awards honor excellence in coaching while raising funds to fight heart disease and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. Bryant himself suffered a heart attack prior to his death in 1983. Funds raised benefit research, community education and outreach programs of the AHA. For more information, or to purchase tickets or a table for the event, contact Kristin Rodriguez at 713-610-5026 or visit www.bryantawards.com

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About American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit www.heart.org.

About Marathon Oil Corporation

Marathon Oil Corporation is an international exploration and production company. Based in Houston, Texas, the Company had net proved reserves at the end of 2012 of 2 billion barrels of oil equivalent in North America, Europe and Africa. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at http://www.marathonoil.com.

HOUSTON (September 16, 2013) – The American Heart Association, beneficiary of the 28th annual Marathon Oil Corporation Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards, announced today that R.C. Slocum, one of the longest-serving and winningest football coaches in Texas A&M history, will be named recipient of the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award.  The award will be presented at the annual event on Jan. 15, 2014 in Houston.

After his last season at Texas A&M in 2002, Slocum had compiled a career record of 123-47-2 (.721).  The 123 victories in his first 14 years ranks eighth all-time and puts him in the company  of coaching legends such as Barry Switzer (137), Tom Osborne (137), Steve Spurrier (132), Joe Paterno (131), LaVell Edwards (129), Amos Alonzo Stagg (128), and Bud Wilkerson (124) – many of whom have received recognition from the Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards.

Slocum won six championships as head coach of the Aggies;  three SWC titles, two Big 12 South Division titles, and the 1998 Big 12 Conference Championship. He was league Coach of the Year four times and was runner up for National Coach of the Year honors in 1994. His teams went to 11 bowl games with five of those being New Year’s Day bowls. On 10 occasions, the Aggies, under Slocum, finished ranked in the AP Top 25 and three times finished in the Top Ten.

First awarded in 2000, the Paul “Bear” Bryant Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes the career accomplishments of some of college’s finest football coaches.  The only award of its kind in the college football arena, the award highlights the outstanding achievements and extraordinary contributions that have reflected honor and sportsmanship to the game of football throughout the coach’s career.

The Marathon Oil Corporation Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards, benefiting the American Heart Association, honor excellence in coaching while raising funds to fight heart disease and stroke.  Bryant suffered a heart attack prior to his death in 1983. Funds raised benefit heart disease and stroke research, community education and outreach programs of the American Heart Association.

For more information on the Bryant Awards, or to purchase tickets or a table for the event, visit www.bryantawards.com or call 713-610-5000

About American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. Our mission is to build healthier lives by preventing, treating and defeating these diseases – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. We fund cutting-edge research, conduct lifesaving public and professional educational programs, and advocate to protect public health. To learn more or join us in helping all Americans, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or visit www.heart.org

About Marathon Oil Corporation

Marathon Oil Corporation is an international exploration and production company. Based in Houston, Texas, the Company had net proved reserves at the end of 2012 of 2 billion barrels of oil equivalent in North America, Europe and Africa. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at http://www.marathonoil.com.