West Virginia Mountaineers hires Neal Brown as head coach

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The West Virginia Mountaineers has a short process in hiring their new head football coach. The school has hired Neal Brown for that role.

Brown replaces Dana Holgorsen. He was recently hired by the Houston Cougars, as their new head football coach.

Former Troy Trojans head coach Neal Brown looks on against the Nebraska Cornhuskers
Neal Brown looks on against the Nebraska Cornhuskers (Getty Images)

The 38-year-old Danville, Kentucky native has spent the last four seasons as the Troy Trojans Head Coach. He went 35-16 during his tenure as Head Coach there.

Brown is also 3-0 in Bowl games with the Trojans.

He guided the Troy to two wins in the Dollar General Bowl with another win in the New Orleans Bowl.

This Bowl season, he guided the Trojans to a 42-32 win over the Buffalo Bulls in the Dollar General Bowl on December 22nd, 2018 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Alabama.

Before being hired by the Trojans as their head football coach, he spent two seasons as the Kentucky Wildcats Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach in 2013 and 2014. He also was the Texas Tech Red Raiders Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach from 2010 through 2012.

He was the Trojans Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach in 20008 and 2009. He was the Trojans Inside Wide Receivers Coach in 2006 and 2007.

The former Wildcats and UMass Minutemen wide receiver also was the Delaware Blue Hens wide receivers coach in 2005. He was the Sacred Heart Pioneers Quarterbacks and Wide Receivers Coach in 2004.

He began his coaching career with the Minutemen as their Tight Ends/Assistant Offensive Line Coach in 2003.

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