Neal Brown has been head coach of the West Virginia Mountaineers for just over 24 hours now, but the former Troy Trojans head coach has spent the largest part of that time back in Troy, Alabama telling saying goodbye to athletic department staff, his players and the Trojan fans.
Brown had a meeting last night with his players and staff, and appeared at halftime of the Trojan’s basketball game against the Appalachian St. Mountaineers to address the fans in attendance.
An emotional @NealBrown_WVU addressed Trojan Nation at halftime of today's men's basketball game ...— Troy Trojans Football x⚔️ (@TroyTrojansFB) January 5, 2019
"From my family and I, I thank you, thank you so much, God bless and Go Troy."#OneTROY pic.twitter.com/v0yAgrzDun
(If anyone was wondering, the Trojans beat the Mountaineers, 89-85)
Brown will travel to the AFCA Coaches Convention in San Antonio this week, and is scheduled to speak on Tuesday. He’ll then return to Morgantown, where an introductory press conference is expected to be held later in the week.