Neal Brown Receives Contract Extension

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — West Virginia head coach Neal Brown has agreed to a one year contract extension. In the contract, Brown will take approximately a $400,000 pay cut per year and his contract buyout will be reduced from 100% to 75%, which means the university will owe Brown significantly less if he is fired prior to the end of his contract.

According to the press release from the university:

“The extension keeps Brown under contract for the next four years and goes through the 2027 season.

“I am pleased with the progress I’ve seen in our football program since arriving last year,” Baker said. “I believe this contract amendment allows us to continue to build on our momentum as we begin our first year in the new and expanded Big 12 Conference. I’m appreciative of the effort Coach Brown and his staff put into developing the young people in our program both on and off the field.”

Coming off a nine-win season and a victory in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl over North Carolina, the extension maintains continuity in the football program and reflects a continued commitment by both sides.

“My first priority was retaining and rewarding our assistant coaches and support staff who have played such a critical role in our success,” Brown said. “I appreciate Wren’s support on that front as well as his continued commitment to me and what we are building. We share a common vision for this program and that alignment is critical to our continued success. There are great things ahead, and I can’t wait to see our incredible fans back in Milan Puskar Stadium on August 31.”