Brick Haley

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Brick Haley
Sport(s) Football
Current position
Title Defensive line coach
Team University of Missouri
Biographical details
Born (1966-05-16) May 16, 1966 (age 51)
Gadsden, Alabama
Playing career
1984–1988 Alabama A&M
Position(s) Linebacker
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1991–1993 Austin Peay (DL)
1994–1996 Troy State (DL)
1997 Houston (OLB)
1998 Clemson (OLB)
1999–2001 Baylor (DC)
2002–2003 Georgia Tech (LB)
2004–2006 Mississippi State (DL)
2007–2009 Chicago Bears (DL)
2009–2014 LSU (DL)
2015–2016 Texas (DL)
2017-present Missouri (DL)

Brick Haley (born May 16, 1966) is an American football coach and former player. He is the current defensive line coach at the University of Missouri. He was previously the defensive line coach for the University of Texas[1] and LSU Tigers football teams.[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 to 1988 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.