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Brown adds former Mountaineers Legg, Casteel to support staff

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia announced Friday that a pair of coaches with previous ties to the Mountaineers are joining Neal Brown’s support staff.

Bill Legg is joining the program under the title of assistant to the head coach, and Jeff Casteel is returning to WVU as a defensive analyst.

Legg was a four-year starter at center for the Mountaineers from 1981-85, and was in Don Nehlen’s first West Virginia signing class. He was most recently the offensive coordinator at FCS Mercer, and was Marshall’s offensive coordinator from 2010-17.

“Bill is a great addition to our football staff, not only with his years of successful football coaching experience but also being from the state of West Virginia,” Brown said in a school release.

Legg is a Poca, W.Va. native. He previously worked on WVU’s coaching staff from 1995-2000.

“This is really an exciting time to be working with the WVU football program,” Legg said. “I have a lot of respect for what Coach Brown has already done with the program and the direction it is heading. My family and I look forward to being back home.”

Casteel is back at WVU after nearly a decade away from the program. He coached at WVU from 2001-11, serving as defensive coordinator for the final nine years of his tenure.

Casteel was let go by Nevada in the offseason after spending the previous three years as the Wolf Pack’s defensive coordinator. Prior to that he was Rich Rodriguez’s defensive coordinator at Arizona.

“Being from the state of West Virginia, I am happy to be back home. West Virginia football means a lot to my family and me,” Casteel said in the school’s release. “I am looking forward to working for Neal Brown and the football staff, because I really respect the direction he is taking the program.

“I look forward to making a valuable contribution once again to Mountaineer football.”

Legg and Casteel’s duties will not consist of on-field coaching or recruiting, but are supplemental positions meant to aid fellow coaches with their jobs.

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