As a player, Brown was a unanimous All-American First Team selection his senior year, was named the CNNNCAA Division II National Player of the Year in 1995, and was named to the NCAA Quarter Century Team for all players from 1975 to 1999 at free safety. Brown recorded a record 21 tackles in the NCAA Division II National Championship as a freshman against Jacksonville State and was inducted into the Pittsburg State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006.
Brown was named the head coach for the Fort Hays Tigers located in Hays, Kansas beginning with the 2011 season. His team went 4–7 in the first season. The first game of the season was a 27–17 victory over cross-state rival Emporia State.