Announcing the Coven Fund

Announcing The Coven Fund
Brandeis University and the Department of Athletics is proud to announce the creation of The Coven Fund, an endowed fund created by several of coach Michael Coven's former players.

Coven retired this past December after 44 years and 526 wins as Brandeis's head men's coach. He led the Judges to four Final Four appearances, 14 NCAA tournaments and the school's first-ever national championship.

Coach Coven was much more than that to the Brandeis community. In a letter recently sent out by Brandeis president Ron Liebowitz, he reflected that Coven wasn't just a coach on the field as he influenced hundreds of student-athletes, fellow coaches and Brandeis staff that he encountered in his tenure with Brandeis Athletics. President Liebowitz wrote, "An educator at his core, Coach Coven used soccer to teach his players and others enduring life lessons about family, commitment, loyalty and self-sacrifice."

Because coach Coven meant so much not just to the Brandeis soccer community but to all of the Department of Athletics, gifts to the Coven Fund will support all 19 of Brandeis's varsity sports and the entirety of the athletic department.

"This is a wonderful opportunity​ to honor coach Coven's legacy," said Director of Athletics Lynne Dempsey '93. "He's​ been​ such an important part of Brandeis Athletics​​​​ and ​this is a great way for future Brandeis student-athletes to learn about Coach Coven and what he has meant to our department and the University as a whole".

If you would like to donate to The Coven Fund, visit