Sources: WVU to name Troy’s Brown new head football coach


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – One of the most promising young college football coaches in the nation is expected to be named the new head coach at West Virginia.

Former Troy head coach Neal Brown has reportedly reached a deal with WVU to replace Dana Holgorsen, who is now the head coach at Houston after spending eight years in Morgantown.

West Virginia Illustrated has reached out to WVU Athletics officials for confirmation. At the time of this report, WVU has not officially announced Brown’s appointment. 

At Troy, Brown compiled a 35-16 record, including a perfect 3-0 mark in bowl games. The Trojans capped their 2018 campaign with a 42-32 win over Buffalo in the Dollar General Bowl.

The 38-year-old Brown also led Troy to a share of the Sun Belt Conference title in 2017 with an 11-2 record.

The Trojans finished 2018 at 9-3 overall, with their lone conference loss coming to eventual league champ Appalachian State in their final regular season game.

The Trojans also upset several Power 5 programs during Brown’s tenure. In September 2017, Troy knocked off nationally ranked LSU on the road. Last season, it defeated Nebraska by five points.

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