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.

HOUSTON  (Jan. 17, 2013) – Bill O’Brien of Penn State takes the 2012 Coach of the Year title at the Marathon Oil Corporation Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards, which raises funds annually for the American Heart Association. 

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.

 “This is a huge honor for the Penn State program and the kids that stuck with us, [along with] the coaches and staff. I’ve only done this for one year and what this says to me is that we have a fantastic coaching staff,” said O’Brien.

Named the Nittany Lions’ 15th head football coach in early 2012, O’Brien quickly and effectively established the foundation for the new era of Penn State Football during his initial eight months on the job.  Penn State capped its remarkable season with a 24-21 overtime victory over eventual Big Ten Champion Wisconsin on an emotional Senior Day, with 31 committed and dedicated seniors introduced before the game.

O’Brien’s eight wins were the most by a first-year Penn State coach in the 126 years of the program and led to a plethora of accolades for his leadership, coaching acumen and commitment under unprecedented conditions.

The engaging, detail-oriented and intense O’Brien spent 14 years coaching college football at Brown, Georgia Tech, Maryland and Duke before spending five highly-successful years as part of the NFL New England Patriots’ staff.

The finalists competing with O’Brien for the Coach of the Year Award included: James Franklin of Vanderbilt, Urban Meyer of The Ohio State, David Shaw of Stanford, Bill Snyder of Kansas State and Kevin Sumlin of Texas A&M.

The 27th annual event also recognized LaVell Edwards, former Brigham Young University coach and 7th all time winningest coach in Division I football history.  Recent Lifetime Achievement recipients include Hayden Fry, Tom Osborne, Barry Switzer, Bo Schembechler and Bobby Bowden. 

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.

 Marathon Oil Corporation

Marathon Oil is an independent international energy company. Based in Houston, Texas, Marathon Oil had net proved reserves at the end of 2011 of 1.8 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.

 

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 (6 p.m. on Dec. 18, 2012) – The American Heart Association, an organization devoted to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular disease and stroke, announced today the 2012 Coach of the Year finalists for the Marathon Oil Corporation Paul “Bear” Bryant Awards.  The 2012 Coach of the Year finalists are James Franklin, Vanderbilt; Urban Meyer, Ohio State; Bill O’Brien, Penn State; David Shaw, Stanford; Bill Snyder, Kansas State University and Kevin Sumlin, Texas A&M.

The 27th annual event slated to take place on Thursday, January 17 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.

January’s event will also recognize former Brigham Young University Head Football Coach LaVell Edwards, who will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. 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 and Hayden Fry.

Joining the evening’s line up as keynote speaker will be University of Alabama’s Director of Athletics Mal Moore.  During a coaching career that spans 31 years, Moore spent 22 of those at Alabama with stops at Montana State, Notre Dame and the NFL’s St. Louis and Phoenix Cardinals. At Alabama, Moore started as Coach Bryant’s graduate assistant in 1964, and then was defensive backfield coach for six seasons beginning in 1965.

For the second consecutive year, Becky and Dave Roberts will chair the event. “Becky and I are thrilled to be a part of this annual fundraiser for the American Heart Association, and can’t wait to get these coaches in the same room for a good cause,” said Roberts.  “The Bryant Awards provide a unique opportunity for college coaches to be evaluated based on their entire year – including the Bowl games.  Since the Coach of the Year award is announced live at the event, it’s still very much anyone’s game.”

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

 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 independent international energy company. Based in Houston, Texas, Marathon Oil had net proved reserves at the end of 2011 of 1.8 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.

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