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Report: WVU Safeties Coach Dontae Wright to Become DC at Troy



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Despite tons of coaching movement around the country, the WVU football staff has stayed intact to this point. It now appears that is about to change.

West Virginia safeties coach Dontae Wright is expected to be hired as the new defensive coordinator at Troy, per Matt Zenitz of 247 Sports. He would serve under new head coach of the Trojans Gerard Parker.

Wright has been on the WVU coaching staff for four years after spending two seasons in the same position at Western Michigan. Assuming the role of defensive coordinator in the FBS level would be a first for him and a big step up in Wright’s career. Wright previously worked with Parker during Parker’s time as offensive coordinator of the Mountaineers.

This also continues the connection between the West Virginia and Troy programs. WVU head coach Neal Brown left to Troy to take over in Morgantown in 2019, bringing several of his coaches at Troy with him.

Current WVU defensive coordinator Jordan Lesley and offensive line coach Matt Moore were rumored to be candidates for the vacant head coach job at Troy before the hiring of Parker.

WV Sports Now will update this story as we learn more.

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