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WVU Names Blaine Stewart Tight Ends Coach



The West Virginia football program officially announced the addition of Blaine Stewart to the coaching staff and that he will serve as tight ends coach.

This comes two days after Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette broke the news of Stewart leaving the Steelers to join WVU.

Report: Blaine Stewart to Leave Steelers to Join WVU Staff

“Blaine Stewart is no stranger to West Virginia University football. His father was a part of this program for 11 years, including three as the head coach, and Blaine grew up around Mountaineer football. I am happy to welcome him home,” WVU head coach Neal Brown said about the hire. “He has worked with multiple position groups, coordinators and offensive systems with the Pittsburgh Steelers to go along with their special teams. I have a tremendous amount of respect for coach Mike Tomlin and the entire Steelers organization and Blaine comes highly recommended.

“He builds relationships, and you can tell that he is the son of a coach. He knows and has worked with members of our current coaching staff in the past which will also be an asset. His enthusiasm and love for this program will be contagious,” added Brown.

Stewart, the son of the late former WVU head coach, was in his second season with the Steelers as assistant wide receivers coach. He spent two seasons as a coaching assistant before being promoted to his most recent role. Stewart is coming to the Mountaineers after a recent change in the wide receiver coach position with the hiring of Bilal Marshall.

Prior to embarking on a career in coaching, the Morgantown, W.Va. native played wide receiver at the University of Charleston (W. Va.) in 2016 and 2017, after beginning his collegiate career at James Madison University (2013-15).

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