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Troy's Neal Brown named Sun Belt Coach of the Year

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TROY, AL (WSFA) -

Troy's head coach Neal Brown was announced as Coach of the Year by the Sun Belt Conference on Wednesday. 

This is Brown's first Sun Belt Coach of the Year honor, and the first for Troy since 2009, when the accolade went to Larry Blakeney. Brown has led the Trojans to back-to-back 10 win seasons, with a 10-2 record during the 2017 season. Going into the bowl season with six straight wins, Brown's Trojans are riding the nation's fifth longest winning streak. 

The Sun Belt Conference also announced defensive back/returner Marcus Jones as Freshman of the Year. Jones started the season as a return specialist and a cornerback. He led the Sun Belt with a 32.9-yard kick return average on 24 returns with three touchdowns, ranked first in the league. Jones also intercepted two passes during the season, and he returned one for a 100-yard touchdown. He had 44 tackles and four pass breakups, finishing fifth on the team in tackles. 

In addition to the individual awards, 14 Trojans were selected for the three All-Conference Teams. The Trojans ranked fourth overall in scoring offense in 2017, averaging 29.9 points per game. Troy also led the league in scoring defense, with an average of 17.5 points allowed per game. 

Troy will play North Texas in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl on Dec. 16. 

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