Football Coaches
Randy Sanders
Head Coach
Mike Rader, Ed.D.
Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers
Billy Taylor
Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
Steve Brown
Defensive Backs
Gary Downs
Running Backs/Recruiting Coordinator
Dylan Lewellyn
Outside Linebackers
Matt McCutchan
Offensive Line
Price Partrick
Quarterbacks/Director of Football Operations
Bryan Stork
Tight Ends
Collins Ukwu
Defensive Line
Paul Humphries
Defensive Ends
Doug Blevins
Kicking Specialist
Allan Johnson
Strength and Conditioning
Dallas Dickey
Offensive Quality Control
Dwight Evans
Defensive Quality Control
Hunter Parker
Assistant to Football Operations
Garrett Curtis
Offensive Line Graduate Assistant
Dylan Leffingwell
Assistant Strength and Conditioning
Andrew Nelson
Graduate Assistant -- Strength and Conditioning
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Steve Brown joined Randy Sanders' staff as a defensive backs coach on Jan. 11, 2018 and is currently entering his third season.

In his first two seasons with the Bucs’ secondary, Brown has turned the team into an elite force against opposing offenses. Brown’s secondary has totaled 20 of the team’s 22 interceptions the last two seasons and has accounted for 73 pass breakups, three fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles.

The 2019 secondary saw an explosion from Artevius Smith, finishing the season with five interceptions and ranking 13th in all of FCS football for interceptions per game (0.4). Smith followed up Tyree Robinson’s performance from 2018 when Robinson went for six interceptions as a sophomore, ranking 7th in FCS in interceptions per game (0.5) and 17th in total passes defended (1.3).

The 2018 squad aided the Bucs in making their second FCS Playoff appearance in school history, en route to claiming the first Southern Conference championship as the secondary ranked first in the SoCon and 15th in the FCS in defensive touchdowns with three. That same secondary led the SoCon and ranked 18th in FCS with 15 interceptions.

In his first two seasons with the Bucs, Brown has coached three All-SoCon honorees: Jeremy Lewis, Robinson and Smith, in addition to six All-Americans.

Prior to his arrival in Johnson City, Brown served as the assistant secondary coach with the Tennessee Titans from 2012-15. In his first season in Nashville, the Titans ranked seventh in the NFL in interceptions – 13 of which came from the secondary. In 2013, Tennessee’s defense led the NFL in fewest passing touchdowns (15).

Before his stint with the Titans, Brown was coaching at Kentucky from 2003-2011. The final five seasons saw Brown transition from defensive backs coach (2003-06) to the defensive coordinator (2007-11) for the Wildcats. Brown had three Kentucky players selected in the NFL Draft, while numerous Wildcats spent time in the NFL during Brown’s watch.

Brown began his coaching career with the then St. Louis Rams where he was on staff when the Rams won Super Bowl XXXIV. Brown was a defensive assistant in 1995, before coaching the cornerbacks from 1996-97. Brown later became the secondary coach from 1998-2000.

Brown, a third-round selection by the Houston Oilers in 1983, spent eight seasons playing in the NFL with the Oilers where he played in 119 games, totaled 18 interceptions and earned Pro Football Weekly NFL All-Rookie honors in 1983.

Brown played collegiately at Oregon, where he was a defensive back and kick returner from 1979-82. Brown earned first team all-Pac-10 honors in 1982, second team honors in 1981 and was a two-time honorable mention in 1979-80.