WVU Has Another Assistant Coach Opening To Fill
West Virginia football coach Neal Brown has another assistant coaching opening on his staff, as the now-former WVU outside linebacker coach Al Pogue is taking at position at Auburn.
A native of Mobile, Alabama, Pogue had lived his entire life in Alabama prior to accompanying Brown from Troy to West Virginia last year.
““I’m so excited to be returning to Auburn. It’s a homecoming of sorts for me,” Pogue said in a prepared statement. “Auburn is the school that gave me my first collegiate job in this great profession and I can’t thank Coach Malzahn enough for this opportunity.””
Pogue went to college at Alabama State (1992-98), and then got into coaching, spending 13 years in the high school ranks in the Montgomery, Alabama, area.
In 2011 he was hired as an offensive quality control coach at Auburn, and stayed there for three years before being hired at Troy in 2014. He was the Trojans’ cornerback coach and recruiting coordinator.
He coached the spear safeties and will linebackers this past year for the Mountaineers.
Pogue will apparently become Auburn’s defensive backs coach. AU’s former DB coach, Marcus Woodson, recently left to join the staff at Florida State. Woodson spent two seasons (2016-17) working at Memphis under recently-hired Seminole coach Mike Norvell.
Brown has had to replace two other assistant coaches – Xavier Dye (receivers) and Blake Seiler (inside linebackers) – this offseason. Gerad Parker and Jeff Koonz have since been hired to replace each, respectively.
Now WVU’s head coach has another assistant coach to hire.