The WVU Alumni magazine has the New Martinsville Magician on its upcoming cover, but couldn’t decide which photo to use.
With his charismatic â€œdown homeâ€ charm, Stewart may just be the most popular guy in West Virginia right now â€” and there was certainly no doubt who was going to grace the cover of WVUâ€™s Spring Alumni Magazine. In fact, the editorial board was so split on which photo best illustrated Stewartâ€™s affable personality, that half the run features him in a suit and tie with football in hand; the other in a monogrammed shirt with rolled-up sleeves and a huge smile.
â€œBoth shots, taken by WVU Photographer Greg Ellis, are absolutely beautiful,â€ said Assistant Vice President for Creative Direction Dana Coester. â€œIndividually, they stand on their own in terms of telling the story of Coach Stewartâ€™s positive outlook on football and life . . . the family rapport he has with his team, coaches, and fans . . . his love and respect for this state and this University . . . and the leadership he brings to this position. Bottom line: Heâ€™s just a great man, and weâ€™re leaving it up to our magazine readers and fans to tell us which cover photo you think best represents him.â€
Vote for your favorite and you might receive an autographed copy. Unless you’re a high school student. That would be cheating.