Brown Announces WVU Defensive Coaching Staff Assignments

West Virginia co-defensive coordinator Jordan Lesley surveys the field

West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced the defensive coaching staff assignments.

After serving in a defensive oversight role last year, Jordan Lesley is being promoted to defensive coordinator and will now coach the outside linebackers.

ShaDon Brown

ShaDon Brown, WVU’s most recent coaching staff addition, will be the co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach. First-year assistant coach Andrew Jackson will be the Mountaineers’ defensive line coach, and Jeff Koonz and Dontae Wright will continue in their current roles as special teams coordinator/inside linebackers coach and safeties coach, respectively.

“I am pleased to announce the defensive staff assignments, including Jordan Lesley, as the coordinator,” Brown said. “The staff did a great job of coaching and teaching last year, and our defense was an important part of our team’s success.”

Lesley is in his third year on Brown’s staff, and Koonz and Wright are in their second year.

Though Brown’s announcement about his staff changes didn’t include specifics for Jeff Casteel, it’s assumed he will return to an analyst position. Casteel was hired in the spring of 2020 to serve as a defensive analyst, but was promoted to outside linebacker coach when Vic Koenning departed the staff in the summer. Having previously served as an assistant at WVU from 2001-16, Casteel now is expected to return to the analyst role for which he was originally hired by Brown.

 

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    West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced the defensive coaching staff assignments. After serving in a defensive oversight role
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    #137874

    Many of the jabonies on TOS are saying Brown’s hiring is a huge mistake.  That Brown brings nothing to the table and we should have brought in a much more qualified coach.

    I, on the other hand, look at Brown’s resume and say it’s very similar to Addae’s.  I’m looking forward to what this guy brings to the program.

    #137878

    A good question to ask, perhaps, is what other schools are paying them for their assessment of the coaching hires they are making.  Obviously not WVU.  But if they are that knowledgeable surely they are consulting for other, better, smarter schools.

    #137883

    what about Jeff Casteel???????????/

    #137885

    Casteel back to the desk job as an analyst.

    #138041

    Casteel was never much of a recruiter.  They needed one

    #138061

    Like it that NB hired two young guys.  Usually they are much more eager to get outon the road and show that they can recruit.

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