Reagan Officially Announced As WVU Assistant Coach
West Virginia University football coach Neal Brown has announced that Sean Reagan will join the Mountaineer coaching staff as an assistant coach on the offensive side. Brown will announce staff assignments at a later time.
“We welcome Sean and his family to West Virginia to be part of the Mountaineer Football family,” Brown said. “He was on staff at Troy, and we worked together at Texas Tech. He did an outstanding job with our quarterbacks; we had several passers who played at a high level due to Sean’s development of them. He is a great addition to our staff.”
Reagan comes to West Virginia after serving as an assistant coach for the past eight years at Troy, including the past four years as a member of Brown’s staff. He was the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2018, oversaw the quarterbacks and running backs the previous three years (2014-17) and was the quarterbacks coach from 2011-14. He also served as a graduate assistant in 2010 at Texas Tech, where he worked with Brown, the offensive coordinator of the Red Raiders at the time.
“I am excited to come to West Virginia with Neal Brown and be on his coaching staff,” Reagan said. “I’ve had the privilege of working for him in the past; he’s a proven winner who has done an outstanding job in developing players on and off the field. I’m looking forward to coaching in the Big 12 and helping the program continue to build on its winning tradition. My family and I look forward to being part of the Mountaineer Family.”
In 2018, Troy finished with a 10-3 record and tied for the Eastern Division championship in the Sun Belt Conference. The Trojans went on to defeat Buffalo in the Dollar General Bowl, marking the third consecutive season with a bowl win. Quarterback Kaleb Barker started the first six games and posted more than 1,000 passing yards and 10 touchdowns and ran for 261 yards and three touchdowns, before a season-ending injury forced him to hand the reins to Sawyer Smith. Smith threw for almost 1,700 yards and 14 touchdowns and ran for almost 200 yards and a touchdown.
Prior to that, Reagan worked with three record-setting quarterbacks at Troy: Brandon Silvers (2014-17), Corey Robinson (2011-13) and Levi Brown (2008-09).
In 2017, Troy finished the season 11-2 with a Sun Belt Conference championship, New Orleans Bowl victory and a regular-season win at No. 22 LSU, ending its 49-game home non-conference winning streak.
Silvers set the highest completion percentage by a freshman in NCAA history (2014), completing 70.6 percent of the passes to break Sam Bradford’s (Oklahoma) mark of 69.5 percent. He was named All-Sun Belt First Team as a junior in 2016 as the Trojans led the Sun Belt in scoring and finished second in passing and total offense. Silvers finished as Troy’s all-time leader in touchdowns responsible for.
Troy finished the 2016 season 10-3 with a victory on the Dollar General Bowl, the first top-25 ranking in school and Sun Belt history and tied for the best win-improvement in the country.
Reagan also coached the running backs for three years on Brown’s staff. During that time, Jordan Chunn finished with 1,288 yards and 16 touchdowns and went on to set the Troy career rushing and total touchdown records in 2017. He also mentored running back Brandon Burks, Troy’s eighth 1,000-yard rusher, finishing the 2015 season with 1,005 yards and seven touchdowns.
Robinson also had an impressive career with the Trojans, finishing as one of the top passers in school, Sun Belt and NCAA history. He led Troy with school and league records for touchdown passes, attempts, completions, passing yards and total offense. He finished with career as one of five players in NCAA history to throw for more than 3,000 yards and have more than 3,000 yards of total offense in four different years. He finished No. 9 in FBS history in passing yards and set the NCAA record for completion percentage in a game (30-of-32 against UAB in 2013), earning Capital One National Player of the Week honors.
After returning to Troy in 2011 as the quarterbacks coach, Reagan coached All-Sun Belt performer Deon Anthony. In 2012, Anthony set the Troy single-season record by completing 69.9 percent of his passes (79-of-113) and was named the Allstate Sugar Bowl Manning Award Player of the Week.
As a graduate assistant coach in 2008-09, Reagan was on the Trojans’ staff that won two Sun Belt Conference championships, including finishing with an undefeated conference record in 2009.
Reagan began his coaching career at the high-school level as an assistant at Rockdale High School in Conyers, Georgia, for four years (1998-01), before moving to Chestatee High School in Gainesville, Georgia, for four years (2002-06), including the final two as the offensive coordinator. He spent the 2006-07 seasons as the offensive coordinator at Monroe Area High School in Monroe, Georgia, before heading to Troy.
A native of Conyers, Georgia, Reagan received his bachelor’s degree in physical education and leadership from North Georgia College & State University in 2008.
He, and his wife, Elizabeth, are the parents of three daughters: Heidi, Chloe and Maggie.