Neal Brown during the 2011 Texas Tech Red Raiders Spring Game
March 11, 1980 |
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Massachusetts (TE/OL asst.)
Sacred Heart (QB/WR)
Troy (inside WR)
Texas Tech (OC)
Neal Harmon Brown (born March 11, 1980) is an American college football coach and former player. He is currently the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Kentucky, a position he assumed in December 2012. Brown previously served in the same capacity at Troy University (2008–2009) and Texas Tech University (2010–2012).
Brown attended Boyle County High School in Danville, Kentucky, where he was an all-state wide receiver, baseball, and basketball player.
Early Coaching career
Brown started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at UMass. Before joining Larry Blakeney's staff at Troy to work under Tony Franklin, he spent one-year assistant coaching stints at UMass, Sacred Heart, and Delaware. Following Franklin's departure to Auburn at the end of the 2007 regular season, Brown was promoted to offensive coordinator at Troy. When he was hired, he became the youngest coordinator in all FBS football.
On January 12, 2010, Brown was announced as the offensive coordinator at Texas Tech under new Red Raiders head coach Tommy Tuberville. During the 2010 football season, the Red Raider offense performed well. The 2010 Red Raiders ranked 15th in the country in total offense, 6th in passing offense, and 72nd in rushing offense.
Brown was considered for the head coaching job at his alma mater UMass following the 2011 season. Brown was also considered for the schools' head coaching job when it opened following the 2008 season.
On December 9, 2012 it was reported after several weeks of speculation that Brown would return to his alma mater to coach the offense at Kentucky under new coach Mark Stoops.
Brown is a member of the Boyle County Baseball and Football Hall of Fame. He is married to the former Brooke Stewart, and the couple have two daughters, Adalyn and Anslee.
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