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WVU Football Officially Hires ShaDon Brown as Defensive Assistant Coach



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First reported earlier this month, West Virginia football officially announced the hiring of former Louisville assistant coach ShaDon Brown to the Mountaineer coaching staff Tuesday afternoon.

Brown, who spent the last two seasons coaching safeties at Louisville, was announced as a defensive assistant, with head coach Neal Brown announcing he will dictate specific assignments at a later date. ShaDon Brown is expected to be the replacement for former WVU defensive backs coach Jahmile Addae, who left for the same position at Georgia earlier this offseason.

“I want to thank Neal Brown and the administration for the outstanding opportunity to come to West Virginia University and be a part of the Mountaineer football program,” ShaDon Brown said in a release. “Neal has done a great job building the program, on and off the field. I’m excited to be a part of this program as we continue building on the great history and tradition at West Virginia and competing in the Big 12 Conference, one of the top leagues in college football. I’m also looking forward to working with the coaching staff and the student-athletes.”

ShaDon Brown and Neal Brown are both from Danville, Kentucky and played football at rival high schools; ShaDon at Danville High School and Neal at Boyle County High School.

“I’m excited that ShaDon and his family will be joining the Mountaineer football family,” Neal Brown said. “I have known him for many years as we played at rival high schools in Danville, Kentucky. I have been impressed with the climb he has made during his career, first as a high school coach and now at the college level. He will be an outstanding addition to our staff with his ability as a coach and recruiter.”

ShaDon Brown’s coaching journey also includes division-I stops at Colorado, Army and Wofford. He played his college ball at Campbellsville University, graduating in 2002.

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Cody spent the last two years getting his master's degree in journalism from WVU. He graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2018 with a degree in digital media production. He was born and raised in Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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