Morgantown, West Virginia – West Virginia defensive coordinator/outside linebackers coach Jordan Lesley is a finalist to replace recently-fired Chip Lindsey as the head coach at Troy.
Lindsey was fired after going 15-19 in three seasons after West Virginia head coach Neal Brown went 35-16 overall and 4-0 in bowl games over four seasons at Troy.
Lesley, who earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Troy, also served as the defensive tackles and defensive line assistant coach at Troy from 2016-2018 under Neal Brown.
Now, according to Football Scoop, Lesley joins Alabama assistant Charles Kelly and Kentucky assistant Jon Sumrall as finalists to become the next head coach at Troy.
Sources: Troy's finalists include Alabama, Kentucky, West Virginia assistants; final interviews underway https://t.co/Mayib6ttR0 via @JohnDBrice1
— FootballScoop (@FootballScoop) December 2, 2021
The WVU defense had an outstanding year in 2020, leading the nation in pass defense and ranking No. 4 in in total defense (291.4), No. 21 in scoring defense (20.5), No. 23 in interceptions (11), No. 24 in pass efficiency defense (121.52) and No. 28 in rushing defense (131.8).