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WVU Football Makes Promotion of Tyler Allen as QB Coach Official



WVU Football QB Coach Tyler Allen
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The WVU football program makes the promotion of Tyler Allen as their new quarterbacks coach official. West Virginia revealed the news on Wednesday afternoon two weeks after Allen confirmed reports about the move.

Allen is replacing Sean Reagan who departed the Mountaineers to take over as offensive coordinator at Troy. Below is what WVU head coach Neal Brown had to say about promoting Allen.

“I’m excited that Tyler will be the quarterbacks coach for the Mountaineer football program,” Brown said. “I have had the opportunity to work with him for several years and have seen his growth and maturation as a coach on and off the field. He brings a lot of energy and knowledge to the position, having worked closely with our quarterbacks over the last two years. He already has more than proven his worth and is a great addition to our on-field coaching staff.”

Allen also released a statement of his own.

“I want to thank coach Brown and West Virginia for giving me this opportunity,” Allen said. “West Virginia is a special place, and it has a very passionate fan base. I look forward to continue developing our quarterbacks with goals of bringing home championships. Already being familiar with WVU and the football program, I’m looking forward to a smooth transition.”

Allen has been an analyst and special assistant to at WVU since 2022. He was previously the quarterbacks coach at Jacksonville State, helping Zion Webb earn first-team all-conference honors

Reagan’s departure came as new Troy head coach Gerad Parker is giving an opportunity to another WVU coach. Parker has already hired former West Virginia safeties coach Dontae Wright as his defensive coordinator.

These hires should not come as too much of a shock since Parker has a relationship with several coaches on Neal Brown’s staff from his own time in Morgantown. Parker served as the WVU offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach at WVU during the 2020 season. He then spent a few years at Notre Dame before being hired as Troy’s next head coach this off-season.

Reagan has a long history with Troy, working in multiple capacities there from 2011 to 2018 prior to leaving to join Brown with the Mountaineers. He even started his coaching career off as a grad assistant at Troy in 2008.

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