West Virginia Coaches Considered Favorites For Head Coach Position

MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Earlier today, Troy head coach Jon Sumrall left the position to become the new head coach at Tulane. This left an opening at Troy and according to The Montgomery Advertiser, there are multiple coaches at West Virginia that are considered early favorites to take over at Troy.

On the article entitled “Troy Football Head Coach Search Hot Board, 11 Candidates“, three current members of the West Virginia coaching staff are listed.

Matt Moore, WVU’s assistant head coach and offensive line coach, is considered a candidate. The logic, accoridng to The Advertiser, is that he’s “another coach with Troy experience, who worked under Neal Brown in 2006 and 2015-2017. He has high school experience at Hoover and in Georgia.”

The second West Virginia coach considered a candidate is Sean Reagan, who is an assistant coach for the Mountaineers. The reasoning for him being a possibility, according to The Advertiser, is that he is a “coach who has ties to Troy football, working as a graduate assistant and quarterbacks coach under former Troy coaches Larry Blakeney (1999-2014) and Brown (2015-18), Reagan was a part of the Troy staff that won two Sun Belt Conference championships.”

Finally, and perhaps the most realistic candidate listed, is Chad Scott. Scott, the current offensive coordinator for the Mountaineers, and is considered one of the top assistants on Neal Brown’s staff. “Scott, like the last few Troy head coaches, has spent time as an assistant for the Trojans from 2007-09. He is offensive coordinator at WVU for former Troy coach Neal Brown and could emerge as a popular choice.”

The other candidates mentioned were Bill Clark, Joe Craddock, Greg Gasparato, Charles Kelly, Freddie Kitchens, Alex Mortensen, Carnell “Cadillac” Williams and none other than former West Virginia head coach and current head coach at Jacksonville State, Rich Rodriguez.