From Appalachian State University, Boone, N.C.
A Corinth native has been promoted to the position of defensive coordinator for the Appalachian State University football team.
Bryan Brown, a 2002 graduate of Corinth High School, was promoted by App State head coach Scott Satterfield on Monday.
“It’s a blessing and an honor to be given this opportunity,” Brown said. “I want to thank Coach Satt for trusting and believing in me to serve as the DC at this great university. We want to continue to build upon the success that we have had defensively, and our defensive staff is up for the challenge.”
Brown has served as App State’s cornerbacks coach for the past six seasons, overseeing one of the nation’s most successful and productive units. Led by its “Legion of Boone” secondary, App State ranks second nationally with 56 interceptions since the start of the 2015 season. Only San Diego State has more during that span, with 63.
Under Brown’s tutelage, Mountaineer cornerbacks have an FBS-leading 30 picks since 2015. They have helped App rank in the top 25 nationally and top two in the Sun Belt each of the last three years in both passes intercepted and scoring defense.
“Bryan will continue what we have been doing over the past five seasons at a high level,” Satterfield said. “He knows exactly what we want to do on that side of the ball, and his track record on our staff speaks for itself. He is a dynamic and talented coach and recruiter, and he is very deserving of this opportunity.”
A 2006 graduate of Ole Miss, Brown spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons on the football staff at his alma mater before moving to Boone. He began his professional career at Rutgers in 2008 and spent one season at Delta State in 2009.
Brown was a four-year letterman as a defensive back at Ole Miss from 2003-06. He made 70 tackles in his four-year career and returned one interception for a touchdown while also returning kickoffs and punts.
He and his wife, Courtney, have a daughter, Elle, and a son, Bryson.