Morgantown, W.Va. – Saturday afternoon via twitter, head coach Neal Brown announced a departure from his coaching staff; which was formalized just ten months ago.
Coach Xavier Dye, receivers coach, is leaving West Virginia to take the same position at the University of South Florida under new head coach Jeffrey Scott.
Coach Dye came to Morgantown in the early months of 2019 after a graduate assistant position at his alma mater, Clemson University. The connection between Scott and Dye is likely the key factor for Dye’s lateral move in coaching. Scott was co-offensive coordinator during his time at Clemson, a mentor to Dye and was influential in getting him his first full time gig at West Virginia.
Coach Brown was grateful and thankful for all of Dye’s effort and work during his time at West Virginia, stating on Twitter: “I want to thank Xavier Dye for his contributions to WV football over the last 10 months. We wish him the best as he reunites with close friend and mentor Jeff Scott. Our search has already begun as we seek to find a dynamic teacher to lead our talented young WR core.”
Finally, Xavier Dye made his sentiments known about his time in Morgantown, players and staff:
The search for a wide receivers coach to fill the void Dye is leaving has likely already started, as mentioned by Brown. If one would guess, a new wide receivers coach will be named shortly after the holidays.