New WVU Head Coach Neal Brown Makes First Arrival In Morgantown
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — New West Virginia head football coach Neal Brown arrived in Morgantown on Sunday afternoon after a private flight from Troy, Ala.
Accompanied on the trip by WVU Director of Athletics Shane Lyons, Brown said he was excited to get started in his new position.
“Thank you for coming out,” he told a small assemblage of media and onlookers. “We’re looking forward to getting started and meeting the team tonight. It will be fun, and it’s the start of something great.”
Brown, who officially became WVU’s 35th head coach on Saturday, has had a whirlwind weekend. He met with his staff and team at Troy, delivered a farewell address to fans at a basketball game, and attended to several other duties before hopping on the flight to West Virginia.
“I haven’t been on Twitter for four or five days so I don’t know what’s going on,” Brown joked.
Brown signed a six-year deal worth a total of $19.05 million to coach the Mountaineers, making him the highest-paid coach among the four newcomers to the Big 12 this year.
(Photos, video and reporting by Jillian Kinder)