Morgantown, West Virginia – Moments ago, West Virginia University officially announced what we reported earlier in the week. Blaine Stewart, the son of former head coach Bill Stewart, is returning home to coach for the Mountaineers.
Stewart, who has worked for the Pittsburgh Steelers as an assistant wide receivers coach for the past 2 years, will be the new tight ends coach for West Virginia.
Head coach Neal Brown said the following in the press release from the university:
“Blaine Stewart is no stranger to West Virginia University football. His father was a part of this program for 11 years, including three as the head coach, and Blaine grew up around Mountaineer football. I am happy to welcome him home,” Brown said. “He has worked with multiple position groups, coordinators and offensive systems with the Pittsburgh Steelers to go along with their special teams. I have a tremendous amount of respect for coach Mike Tomlin and the entire Steelers organization and Blaine comes highly recommended.
“He builds relationships, and you can tell that he is the son of a coach. He knows and has worked with members of our current coaching staff in the past which will also be an asset. His enthusiasm and love for this program will be contagious.”
Stewart said the following in the press release: “I am so thankful to Coach Neal Brown for the opportunity to return home to a program that means so much to me and my family. West Virginia will always hold such a special place in my heart,” Stewart said. “It is an honor and privilege to come home to represent not only the University, but the entire state. I am ready to get to work to provide a product that Mountaineer fans will be proud of on and off the field.”
— West Virginia Football (@WVUfootball) January 20, 2023