Saturday, May 25, 2019

MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–After serving as an assistant coach at Troy since 2011, Sean Reagan came to West Virginia as the quarterbacks coach in January.

While his time in Morgantown has been brief, it’s been a whirlwind couple of months.

“It’s been going 100 mph,” Reagan said. “It’s been good, got up here in January and hit the ground running, recruiting, trying to build relationships with the guys-players, position players. It’s going well. It’s going well. I’m excited to be here.”

While Reagan is new to the Mountaineers, this isn’t his first rodeo with Neal Brown.

“Well, we go way back,” he said. “I coached high school ball in Georgia for 10 years and he hired me when he got the OC job at Troy in 2008. He hired me to be his graduate assistant. He wanted somebody who had been in that offensive system and I coordinated in high school for four years. So I came to him as a GA. Unique, I was 29, 30 at the time and I still got my GA job. I was with him in 08 and 09. He took me to Texas Tech as an analyst in 10 and seven months later I went back to Troy as a quarterback coach and I’ve been there since. But coach Brown and I, I learned the coaching of the quarterback position in this offense under him. Knowing how he thinks and being around him a long time, a lot of the other guys come to me and be like what does he really mean by all that. He’s awesome. I’d do anything for him. It’s good to be on his staff.”

At Troy, the Conyers, Georgia native coached quarterbacks and running backs. In 2018, he became co-offensive coordinator for Brown while continuing to coach the quarterbacks.

Prior to linking up with Brown, Reagan served as an assistant coach and offensive coordinator for Chestatee High School and Monroe Area High School in Georgia since 1998.

Now, Reagan is ready to make his mark at WVU. He inherits redshirt junior Jack Allison and redshirt freshman Trey Lowe along with newcomer Austin Kendall.

In limited time together, Reagan has concentrated on forming a special bond with his quarterbacks.

“I’ve met with the quarterbacks eight to 10 times,” he said. “They’re roughly about 15-20 minutes long, so I’m still getting to know them and they’re getting to know me and we’re trying to build that trust factor. The saying is, the more they trust you, the harder you coach them so I’m in that friendship building. It’s like when you move to a new school as a kid and you’re in middle school or something and trying to meet new friends and trying to build that trust factor. That’s the stage I’m in right now and it’s going well. I’m able to push them a little bit more everyday. I’m excited.”

And with Kendall in the mix, Reagan is excited for the true quarterback battle that will heat up this spring.

“Austin is talented but the main thing he brings to the table is that we now have a competition,” he said. “There are three guys, him and the other two, all three of them are talented. But the main thing is it’s competition and competition makes everybody else better. Who’s going to win the job? I don’t know. I have not seen not one of them throw the ball forward live yet. Everything I’ve seen is on film but I’m excited to work with them.”

Cover Photo Credit: Troy Athletics

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