2021-22 Football
Randy Sanders
Head Coach
Mike Rader, Ed.D.
Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers
Billy Taylor
Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers
Steve Brown
Defensive Backs / NFL Pro Liaison
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
Anthony Shakir
Defensive Line
Doug Blevins
Kicking Specialist
Dave Lawson
Assistant Athletic Director for Football Performance
Dallas Dickey
Offensive Quality Control
Dwight Evans
RAM Coach
Hunter Parker
Assistant to Football Operations / NFL Pro Liaison
Garrett Curtis
Defensive Quality Control
Jay Graham
Special Teams/Offensive Line Quality Control
Logan Marchi
Offensive Assistant
Caitlyn Harter, MS, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
Mason Gooch
Graduate Assistant - Strength & Conditioning
Rev. Vincent Dial
Team Chaplain
Full Roster
Steve Brown

Steve Brown

Defensive Backs / NFL Pro Liaison

Email [email protected]

Steve Brown joined Randy Sanders' staff as a defensive backs coach on Jan. 11, 2018 and is currently entering his fourth season.

In his three seasons with the Bucs’ secondary, Brown has turned the team into an elite force against opposing offenses. Brown’s secondary has totaled 23 of the team’s 27 interceptions the last three seasons and has accounted for 89 pass breakups, six fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles.

In the 2021 spring season, the Bucs witnessed the coming out party of redshirt-freshman Alijah Huzzie. Making his first collegiate appearance, Huzzie finished the game with nine tackled and his first collegiate interception as ETSU toppled Samford. Mike Price led the secondary in tackles during the season with 48, followed by Huzzie with 42 and Tyree Robinson with 37. Huzzie led the team in interceptions with three. All three fumble recoveries came from the secondary, with Karon Delince picking up two and Robinson accounting for the third recovery.

The 2018 secondary squad still stands out as the Bucs made 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 five All-SoCon honorees and seven 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.