West Virginia Mountaineers head coach Neal Brown talks with the media after defeating North Carolina State Wolfpack on Saturday.

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The Voice of West Virginia has named West Virginia Football Head Coach as the 2020’s “Sexiest Man in West Virginia.”  Brown received 91% of the 1st place votes and 5% of the 2nd place votes from our selection panel.  2019’s winner, West Virginia Basketball Head Coach Bob Huggins, finished second.

To ensure that our scoring metrics were fair, we contacted People Magazine to see how their “Sexiest Man Alive” is chosen each year.  According to Larry Hackett, People Magazine’s Managing Editor, “Sexy certainly has to do with someone being good-looking, and has to do with a certain kind of romantic, flirtatiousness physical appeal that may be beyond just academic appreciation of the way they look. We want some mystery in our sexiness.”

In other words, the selection does not follow a perfect algorithm, but Neal Brown certainly oozes the mystery and good looks that made him an obvious, almost unanimous choice for our voting panel.

Brown has a certain air of confidence that we found irresistible.  The fact that he earns over $3 million dollars a year and is a wonderful father and husband doesn’t hurt either.  Brown is happily married to his lovely wife Brooke and they have three beautiful children together, two daughters (Adalyn and Anslee) and one son, Dax.

He’s powerful, he’s rich, he’s successful, he’s sexy!  Although the football team finished 5-7 in Brown’s first season, he has us “trusting the climb” and we expect major improvements next season for the Mountaineers!

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