Neal Brown Loses One of His Closest Friends

Morgantown, West Virginia – West Virginia Head Coach Neal Brown lost “one of his closest friends” today when Kentucky offensive line coach John Schlarman passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer.

Schlarman, 45, coached the offensive line at Troy when Neal Brown was the offensive coordinator there and then Brown brought him to Kentucky when he was named the offensive coordinator at Kentucky.

Brown said the following on “The Neal Brown Show” tonight: “Today has been a really hard day.  John was one of the best coaches and people that I’ve met in football, and he was one of my very best – if not my best – friend in the world.”

Prayers to John Schlarman’s friends and family.