Brown introduced as WVU's 35th head football coach

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (WDTV) -- UPDATE 1/10/19
West Virginia University football head coach Neal Brown was formally introduced at a press conference at the Milan Puskar Center in Morgantown on Thursday.

Athletic Director Shane Lyons said he appreciated how prepared Brown was for the interview, and that he could tell he really wanted to be at West Virginia.

Brown signed a 6-year contract worth $19.05 million.

He was previously the head coach at Troy University.

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Troy University's Neal Brown has been named the next West Virginia University head football coach. WVU and Brown agreed to a six-year contract worth $19.05 million.

"We will work hard, play hard and do things the right way to make the people from the great state of West Virginia proud of their program,” Brown said. “That will be a foundational element of our culture. I can’t wait to meet our team and get to work!"

Brown, 38, was the head coach for Troy University in the Sun Belt Conference and went 35-16 in four years. He led the Trojans to at least 10 wins in each of the past three seasons.

This year, he guided Troy to a 10-3 record, an upset win at Nebraska and 42-30 victory over Buffalo in the Dollar General Bowl. In 2017, Brown's Trojans recorded 11 wins and upset No. 22 LSU 24-21 in Baton Rouge.

Before Troy, he spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons as the offensive coordinator at Kentucky. He also served as the offensive coordinator at Texas Tech from 2010-2012.

Brown becomes the 35th head football coach at West Virginia University. He replaces Dana Holgorsen, who announced his departure to the University of Houston earlier this week.