Morgantown, West Virginia – Current West Virginia Mountaineers wide receivers coach Tony Washington is expected to take a position at Liberty University under the new head coach Jamey Chadwell, who he worked for previously at Coastal Carolina.
The Mountaineers will now be on the search for a new wide receivers coach and West Virginia couldn’t possibly find a better, more impactful hire than Stedman Bailey.
Bailey, one of the greatest, most accomplished players in West Virginia football history, lacks experience as a coach, but passion is far more important than experience, and passion is something that Bailey has more than enough of.
In addition, Stedman Bailey has spent decades around the game and certainly knows what it takes to make a great wide receiver. The notion that he would not be as effective as a coach like Tony Washington based simply on his lack of experience is absolutely ridiculous.
Do people actually believe that Tony Washington was more suited to get the best out of wide receivers at West Virginia than Bailey because he spent two years of coaching at Coastal Carolina?
Bailey is not only a passionate, true Mountaineer, he also already has developed relationships with all of the wide receivers in the locker room and would immediately make a huge impact on recruiting, particularly in the South Florida area where he’s from.
Neal Brown now has an opportunity to make a slam dunk hire by hiring a fan and player favorite like Stedman Bailey. Bailey is a transformative figure who could instantly fix the issues of the wide receiving corps at West Virginia, which is among the worst in Power 5 conferences in the nation.
West Virginia has not been good in four seasons. Not good, not average, not anywhere close to where this program should be, and a major move like hiring Stedman Bailey is precisely the thing needed to push the Mountaineers over the top.
If West Virginia wants to make a slam dunk, transformative hire to replace Tony Washington as the new wide receivers coach for the Mountaineers, there’s one and only one name they should consider: Stedman Bailey. #WVU
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) December 23, 2022