The legacy of Kevin Hogan at Stanford will continue for years thanks to a gift from a pair of Stanford alums. The school announced on Thursday the position of quarterbacks coach has been endowed by a gift from Kim and Eddie Poplawski in honor of the now former Cardinal quarterback.
“I am beyond humbled by this generous gift from Eddie and Kim Poplawski,” said Tavita Pritchard, Stanford’s first Kevin M. Hogan Quarterbacks Coach. “The legacy that Kevin Hogan left on the field can only be eclipsed by the caliber of his character. This gift is a great reminder of what makes our Stanford community so special.”
A statement from the generous donors praised Hogan.
“Our lives have been incredibly blessed by our, nearly four-decade old, connection to Stanford, and it is truly a pleasure and privilege to be able to honor Kevin and his family in this manner,” said Kim and Eddie Poplawski. “In our minds, Kevin has set the gold standard on many different levels for student-athletes. He leads by example with conviction and grace. He competes with intense passion, but always with respect and tremendous humility. He thoughtfully and thoroughly prepares himself for the challenges he faces on and off the field, while remaining keenly focused and concerned about the successes of others not just his own.
“Kevin is a Stanford treasure who will always represent our university in a first-class manner no matter where his life’s journey leads him. It warms our hearts to be able to forever commemorate his legacy on The Farm.
Hogan was 36-10 as Stanford’s quarterback over the past four seasons and a part of three Pac-12 championship teams with two Rose Bowl victories along the way.
Stanford now has five football staff positions endowed with this newest renamed position. Head coach David Shaw is officially Stanford’s Bradford M. Freeman Director of football. Lance Anderson is the Willie Shaw Director of Defense. Mike Bloomgren is the Associate Head Coach and Andrew Luck Director of Offense. Shannon Terry holds the title of Kissick Family Director of Sports Performance.