MORGANTOWN, WV (WSFA) - Neal Brown was introduced as West Virginia’s new head football coach Thursday in Morgantown. During Brown’s introductory press conference, he mentioned that Vic Koenning, Brown’s defensive coordinator at Troy, will also be joining the WVU staff as the DC of the Mountaineers.
Koenning was a part of the turnaround that saw Troy’s defense land towards the top for total defenses annually over the last three years. This year’s defense finished 31st in total defense, while also finishing tied for 10th in sacks, and third in turnovers gained.
In those same categories, West Virginia respectively finished 74th, 43rd, and tied for 20th.
The Trojans have filled their head coaching vacancy, but will now need to fill their defensive coordinator opening as well.