Published: Mon, January 07, 2019
Sport | By Matt Richards

Neal Brown to leave Troy for West Virginia

Neal Brown to leave Troy for West Virginia

Details of the contract is still being worked out, but it appears the former University of Kentucky assistant will receive a six-year deal.

Brown would replace Holgorsen, who announced his departure to the University of Houston earlier this week. Leaving the great State of West Virginia is hard. Only a handful of coaches have led their teams to more wins over the last three seasons, one of them coaches at another school in this state. Please welcome Neal, his wife, Brooke, and their children, Adalyn, Anslee and Dax, to West Virginia!

Brown comes to West Virginia after four seasons at Troy in the Sun Belt Conference. When Brown took over in 2015, the Trojans were coming off three losing seasons in four years.

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Holgorsen, who was 61-41 during his eight-year stay in Morgantown, posted an 8-4 mark in 2018. The Trojans went 10-3 this season, ending with a 43-32 win over Buffalo in the Dollar General Bowl.

West Virginia is coming off an 8-4 season, which included a blowout loss to Syracuse in the Camping World Bowl. Brown played high school football in Danville, Kentucky, which is less than 200 miles from the West Virginia border.

In 2018, Brown's Trojans upset a down-year Nebraska team, 24-19.

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One of Brown's major accomplishments at Troy was his success against Power 5 teams.

In-house options: Defensive coordinator and safeties coach Vic Koenning or offensive coordinator and offensive line coach Matt Moore.

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