Former player donates $100,000 to BG men’s soccer program


A former Bowling Green State University men’s soccer standout has made an effort to help the program
return to the lofty heights it once enjoyed.
Nan Chul Shin has announced a gift of over $100,000, which will be given over a four-year period, to
support a grant-in-aid and help new head coach Eric Nichols and the program with the resources they need
to be competitive and successful.
"The longer I’m here at Bowling Green, the more apparent it is that we have a special group of
alumni who cherish the experiences they had as soccer players at Bowling Green," said Nichols, who
was hired in February.
"Nan was a very good player on some outstanding teams, and helped build the program into a
powerhouse. This gift demonstrates Nan’s continued commitment to the program and his desire for this
program to return to prominence. Our staff and players will now put this gift to work to make Nan’s goal
a reality."
Shin earned four letters with the Falcons from 1983-86, leading the team in scoring as a senior. He had
16 points in that 1986 campaign, and was an All-Ohio first-team selection. Shin also was named the
Mid-America Soccer Conference’s player of the year. He resides in Honolulu, Hawai’i.
"Nan has expressed a strong interest in helping to take the program to the next level," said BG
athletics director Greg Christopher. "His gift and commitment will certainly lead us in the right
direction as we work to win a MAC championship."
"With this gift, Nan has given us more tools in our arsenal to get the program back to the level
that Nan and fellow alumni are used to," added Nichols. "His generosity will have a direct and
significant impact on this program."

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