Brick Haley

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Brick Haley
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Defensive Line Coach
Team Texas
Biographical details
Born May 16, 1966
Alabama Gadsden, Al
Playing career
1984–88 Alabama A&M
Position(s) LB
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1991–1993
1994–1996
1997
1998
1999–2001
2002–2003
2004–2006
2007–2009
2009–2014
2015–present
Austin Peay (D-Line)
Troy State (D-Line)
Houston (OLB Coach)
Clemson (OLB Coach)
Baylor (Def. Coord.)
Georgia Tech (Linebackers)
Miss. St. (D-Line)
Chicago (NFL) (D-Line)
LSU (D-Line)
Texas (D-Line)

Brick Haley (born in Gadsden, Alabama) is the current defensive line coach at the University of Texas.[1] He was previously the defensive line coach for the LSU Tigers football team.[2]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Haley was the Defensive line coach of the Chicago Bears of the NFL. In two years in the NFL with the Bears, Haley coached a defensive line that helped Chicago rank No. 5 in the league in rushing yards allowed per game in 2008. The Bears finished sixth in the NFL in sacks in 2007 with defensive tackle Tommie Harris earning a spot in the Pro Bowl that year.

Mississippi State[edit]

Prior to his stint in the NFL, Haley spent three years as the defensive line coach at Mississippi State from 2004-06. At Mississippi State, Haley helped improve a Bulldogs defense that finished 41st in the nation in 2006 after finishing 113th a year before his arrival. Under Haley's watch, Bulldogs defensive end Titus Brown developed into a second-team all-SEC selection after leading the team and ranking fifth in the conference in sacks in 2006. In 2005, Haley coached the SEC leader in sacks (third in NCAA) and tackles for loss (fourth in NCAA) in Willie Evans.

Georgia Tech[edit]

After leaving Baylor as a defensive coordinator,[3] Haley spent two years (2002–2003) as Georgia Tech's linebackers coach where he helped the Yellow Jackets to a pair of postseason bowl games. In 2003, he coached a first-team all-ACC performer, after Tech's trio of starting linebackers finished the 2002 season as the team's top-three tacklers.

Early career[edit]

Previously, Haley was the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Baylor (1999–2001) after coaching outside linebackers for one season each at Clemson University[4] (1998), and at Houston (1997). The defensive line coach at Troy State from 1994–96, he was promoted to defensive coordinator following the 1996 campaign before leaving for Houston. Haley coached the defensive line at Austin Peay from 1991-93 after starting his college coaching career as a graduate assistant at Arkansas in 1990. His first coaching job was at Enterprise (Ala.) High School in 1989.

Personal life[edit]

The Gadsden, Ala., native played linebacker at Alabama A&M from 1984–88 and was inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame in 2005. He received Alabama A&M's Inspiration Award in 1987, and was named football MVP for the 1988 season. He and his wife, Tina, have three sons: Adrian, A.J. and Jeremy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Siegel, Ezra (Feb 13, 2015). "Texas adds Jeff Traylor, Brick Haley to football staff". The Daily Texan. 
  2. ^ Rosetta, Randy (Jan 6, 2009). "Cooper, Haley to join LSU staff". The Advocate. 
  3. ^ Hill, Jerry (Feb 9, 2002). "Baylor aide headed to Georgia Tech; Haley cleans out office, will be named to Gailey's defensive staff on Monday". Waco Tribune-Herald. 
  4. ^ Sapakoff, Gene (Feb 20, 1998). "Clemson Hires Haley". The Post Courier. 

[1] Brick Haley named Assistant Coach. (www.lsusports.net)