Neal Brown

Neal Brown, one of six Football Bowl Subdivision coaches to win 10 or more games in each of the last three years, was named West Virginia University’s 35th head football coach on January 5, 2019. Since that time, Brown has preached his “All-in” Football, Family, Fun philosophy and encouraged every faction, whether players, recruits, coaches, staff, alumni, boosters, and Mountaineer Nation to get on board.

Brown’s “All-In” program philosophy transforms to wins on the field, in the classroom, in the community, and on the recruiting path. His goal is to develop the total person, not only on the field but off the field. He has spent the last four years as the head coach at Troy University, compiling a 35-16 record, including 3-0 in bowl games. After directing the Trojans to the 2017 Sun Belt Conference Championship, he was honored as the league’s coach of the year.

Brown graduated from UMass with a bachelor’s degree in business management in 2002 and earned his master’s degree in business administration in 2005. He was an all-state wide receiver at Boyle County High School in Kentucky, finishing his career as the No. 2 receiver in state history. Brown and his wife, Brooke, have two daughters, Adalyn and Anslee, and a son, Dax.

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