GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Former Furman record setting quarterback Reese Hannon '16 has joined the university's fundraising team as a Paladin Club Fellow, it was announced today by director of athletics development Clint Hill.
Established two years ago, the 12-month Paladin Club Fellow position was created "to attract a highly motivated and mature recent Furman graduate interested in pursuing a career in non-profit fundraising or collegiate athletics," said Hill in making the announcement. "Fundraising is vital to the health and success of our athletic department, and we believe this position gives talented Furman graduates like Reese a chance to learn the ins and outs of athletics development with hands-on experience."
Hannon's duties will be primarily focused on coordinating events, budget reconciliation, and managing Paladin Club donor benefits and privileges while he gains exposure to the inner workings of a Division I athletics department. The position will also give Hannon opportunities to learn many aspects of higher-education development functions and athletics department operations.
A Greer, S.C., native, Hannon was a member of Furman's football program for five seasons (2012-16), during which time he was elected as team captain four times — a first in school football history, which dates from 1889. He passed for 7,750 yards and registered 7,922 yards in total offense — both Furman standards — and was responsible for 49 touchdowns.
A five-time Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll selection, he graduated cum laude in December with a double major in communications and religion.
Hunter Reid, Furman Sports Informatoin