French Makes It Official with Hanover College

Seated left to right: Brandi French (Ethan’s mother), Ethan, Mike French (Ethan’s father) and standing left to right: Jason Hawkins (CHS Head Football Coach) and Dylan French (Ethan’s brother).

Last evening in the presence of family, friends, and coaches, 2024 Charlestown graduate Ethan French signed his celebratory letter of intent to attend school and play football at Hanover College in the fall.

Nestled in 650 acres of a wooded campus and located on the banks of the scenic Ohio River, Hanover College is a private, liberal arts institution where brains and beauty truly intersect. Their rigorous interdisciplinary academic program with 34 majors attracts the best and the brightest from across the region and beyond.

Hanover College competes at the NCAA Division III level in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference, including Anderson University, Bluffton University (Ohio), Defiance College (Ohio), Earlham College, Franklin College, Hanover College, Manchester University, Mount St. Joseph University (Ohio), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology & Transylvania University (Ky.) Hanover is home to twenty varsity sports including men’s and women’s basketball,  cross country, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field, men’s baseball, football and swimming, and women’s softball and volleyball.

When asked about his choice to play at Hanover College with the Panthers, French replied, “I chose Hanover for the proximity to my home. I can come home on any given weekend while also living the college life and continuing my dream of playing college football. I am in love with the academics as well as the football coaching staff. Overall, Hanover was the best fit for me.”

Charlestown football coach Jason Hawkins expects big things for French at Hanover and attributed much of his success and opportunity to French’s hard work in the classroom and on the football field. He commented, “Ethan is a great kid who will thrive in the classroom and on the football field. We are super proud of him and look forward to watching all of his success.”

WPMQ, The Pirate Network congratulates Ethan (also a valued member of the WPMQ Sports Broadcasting staff) and wishes him a healthy and prosperous future as a Hanover College Panther.

Article contributed by WPMQ, The Pirate Network staff member Aiden Stewart.