Rutgers football announced on Tuesday that Corey Brown has been hired as the program’s defensive line coach for the 2018 college football season.
Brown joins Chris Ash’s staff after spending the last four seasons at Miami (Ohio), where he served as the defensive line coach.
— Rutgers Football (@RFootball) January 30, 2018
In a news release, Ash said that Brown is a key addition to his staff.
“I am excited to welcome Corey to our program,” Ash said in the release. “He is a great teacher and outstanding person. Our players will benefit from his playing and coaching experience.”
In 2017, Brown helped Miami’s defense rank No. 14 in the country in red zone defense and No. 24 in first down defense. In addition, the RedHawks ranked No. 43 in scoring defense in 2017.
Prior to his stint with Miami, Brown served as a defensive graduate assistant for Notre Dame from 2012-13. From 2008-11, he served on the coaching staff of Iowa Western Community College, focusing on the defensive line as well as strength and conditioning. He held the same roles with North Iowa Area Community College from 2006-07.
As a player, Brown played four seasons with Iowa from 1995-99 as a defensive tackle. After college, he played five seasons for the Quad City Steamwheelers in the Arena Football League 2 as an offensive and defensive lineman.