Farrell and Ball Renewed to MU Board of Directors | New

HUNTINGTON – West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has reappointed Patrick Farrell and Shawn Ball to the Marshall University Board of Governors.

Farrell, of Huntington, is the owner and president of Service Pump and Supply. He was re-elected by the members of the board of directors to the post of president.

Ball, of County Raleigh, owns car dealerships in Barboursville, Charleston and Beckley.

The terms of the board are four years.

Former Thundering Herd quarterback Chad Pennington was named last week to replace James Farley. Farley, of Cincinnati, has served on the board since June 2017. He is president of Nursing Care Management of America.

Pennington, head football coach and athletic director of Sayre School in Lexington, Ky., Was a Rhodes Scholarship finalist as a senior and also finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting. He played Marshall from 1995 to 1999 and was inducted into the college’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

Pennington has twice won the Cam Henderson Award as Marshall’s first student-athlete and was the National Football Foundation’s varsity athlete of the year in 1999.

Pennington led the herd to a 13-0 record and 10th nationally in 1999 before being selected by the New York Jets in the first round, 18th overall, in the NFL Draft. In 11 seasons in the NFL, eight with the Jets and three with the Miami Dolphins, Pennington completed 1,632 of 2,471 passes for 17,823 yards and 102 touchdowns, with 64 interceptions. His 66% completion percentage is the fifth in NFL history.

Twice, Pennington has been named NFL Returning Player of the Year.

Pennington’s son Cole, a rising senior quarterback at Sayre, signed with Marshall last week.

Journalist Taylor Stuck can be reached at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter and Facebook @TaylorStuckHD.


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