MORGANTOWN, W. Va. — West Virginia football coach Neal Brown is now signed through the 2026 season, the school announced Thursday.
In a press release, WVU athletic director Shane Lyons announced the school had reached a two-year contract extension with Brown, who has four years remaining on his original deal.
“Coach Brown and I are committed to the future success of our football program,” Lyons said. “I am pleased with the upward trajectory of the program and its culture. Our student-athletes have excelled on the field and in the classroom, and the overall leadership of Mountaineer football is strong.”
The extension now puts Brown under contract for the next six seasons. In total, the six-year contract is worth $23.85 million with an average yearly salary of $3,975,000 million over the length of the deal.
Brown also will be eligible to receive increased annual performance incentives, if met, and the salary commitment to his coaching staff has been increased to $4 million.
“I want to thank President Gee, Shane and Keli Zinn for their unwavering support of our football program,” Brown said. “I also want to thank our players, coaches and staff for their commitment and dedication to West Virginia University. As we enter year three, I look forward to getting our fans back in the stadium and building on the momentum we have going in our program.”
Brown is 11-11 overall and 7-10 in Big 12 play in his first two seasons with the Mountaineers.
WVU finished 6-4 last season and defeated Army in the Liberty Bowl.
Brown came to WVU from Troy, where he was 35-16 over four seasons.