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WVU Football Officially Announces Bilal Marshall as WR Coach



West Virginia has officially filled one its vacant coaching positions, announcing the hiring of Bilal Marshall to the coaching staff.

Marshall will serve as wide receivers coach, replacing Tony Washington who accepted the same position at Liberty.

“I am excited that Bilal is returning as the receivers coach,” WVU head coach Neal Brown said in statement about the move on Monday. “He came here as one of our graduate assistant coaches three years ago, did an outstanding job and was a valuable asset to our program, not only on the field but with our recruiting efforts. I look forward to him joining our program once again.”

Marshall now returns to Morgantown after serving as the wide receivers coach at VMI for the past year. As far as Marshall’s time at VMI, Chance Knox served as his leading receiver with 58 catches for 535 yards and two touchdowns. He also helped receiver Isaiah Lemmond earn All-Southern Conference Freshman honors after finishing second on the team with 29 catches for 453 receiving yards and a touchdown.

“I am looking forward to returning to a special place like West Virginia University,” Marshall said about the opportunity to take over the wide receivers position at WVU. “Working with outstanding players and respected men like Neal Brown and his coaching staff is a great opportunity for me personally and professionally. I can’t wait to get started,” Marshall added.

While part of the WVU staff, the Mountaineers had a deep receiving group with four receivers with 30 or more catches in 2021 and three accomplishing it in 2020. WVU also had three total 500 or more yards and four with multiple touchdowns two seasons ago.

Despite not having much professional success as a player, Marshall did spend some time in the CFL and was Purdue’s leading receiver during his senior season in 2012.

Some speculated former Mountaineer Stedman Bailey or West Virginia native Ryan Switzer should be considered for the job, but WVU turns back to Marshall nonetheless.

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