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Steve Brown
Assistant Secondary

Biography

Steve Brown is in his fourth season as the Titans assistant secondary coach after rejoining the organization. He played his entire eight-year career as a cornerback for the Houston Oilers.

Last year, he helped guide a secondary that blended experience and youth. S Michael Griffin had one of his best NFL seasons, posting the second-highest tackle total of his career (115) and career highs for sacks (3.0) and tackles for loss (7). Brown also worked with CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, S Daimion Stafford and DB Marqueston Huff as they saw significant playing time for the first times in their careers.


In 2013, the Titans secondary led the NFL is fewest passing touchdowns allowed (15) and CB Alterraun Verner earned his first Pro Bowl selection, while posting a career-best five interceptions. Additionally, the Titans defense ranked 11th against the pass for the season.

In his first season with the Titans, the team ranked seventh in the NFL in interceptions, including 13 from the secondary. S Michael Griffin and CB Jason McCourty tied for the team lead with four interceptions each and McCourty’s total was a career high.

Brown came to the Titans after nine years with the University of Kentucky, including five seasons as defensive coordinator. In 2011, he was the co-defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach for the Wildcats. Two players off the defense were drafted, which increased the total to 14 players who moved on to the NFL from Kentucky in his final five seasons. From 2007-10, Brown was the defensive coordinator at Kentucky. Under his guidance, the Wildcats showed marked improvement, participating in a bowl game each season and placing a player on the All-SEC defense each season. He originally joined the Kentucky staff in 2003, as the secondary coach, when Rich Brooks took over the program.

Prior to working at Kentucky, Brown spent six seasons (1995-00) with the St. Louis Rams and earned a Super Bowl Championship during the 1999 season. His final three seasons with the Rams were as secondary coach. He guided S Todd Lyght to his first Pro Bowl selection in 1999. His entered the coaching ranks with the Rams as a defensive assistant in 1995 and was promoted to work with the cornerbacks from 1996-97.

Before joining the coaching ranks, Brown had an eight-year (1983-90) NFL career as a cornerback for the Houston Oilers. He played in a total of 119 games for the franchise and tallied 18 career interceptions. Brown earned Pro Football Weekly NFL All-Rookie honors in 1983. The Oilers drafted Brown in the third round of the 1983 NFL Draft from the University of Oregon, where he earned All-PAC 10 accolades as a senior. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity while at Oregon.

Brown and his wife, Michele, have two sons, Cole and Jared.

Steve Brown Coaching Ledger:

2012-15: Assistant Secondary, Tennessee Titans
2011: Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs, University of Kentucky
2007-10:
Defensive Coordinator, University of Kentucky
2003-06: Defensive Backs, University of Kentucky
1998-00: Secondary, St. Louis Rams
1996-97:
Cornerbacks, St. Louis Rams
1995: Defensive Assistant, St. Louis Rams

Steve Brown is in his fourth season as the Titans assistant secondary coach after rejoining the organization. He played his entire eight-year career as a cornerback for the Houston Oilers.

Last year, he helped guide a secondary that blended experience and youth. S Michael Griffin had one of his best NFL seasons, posting the second-highest tackle total of his career (115) and career highs for sacks (3.0) and tackles for loss (7). Brown also worked with CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson, S Daimion Stafford and DB Marqueston Huff as they saw significant playing time for the first times in their careers.


In 2013, the Titans secondary led the NFL is fewest passing touchdowns allowed (15) and CB Alterraun Verner earned his first Pro Bowl selection, while posting a career-best five interceptions. Additionally, the Titans defense ranked 11th against the pass for the season.

In his first season with the Titans, the team ranked seventh in the NFL in interceptions, including 13 from the secondary. S Michael Griffin and CB Jason McCourty tied for the team lead with four interceptions each and McCourty’s total was a career high.

Brown came to the Titans after nine years with the University of Kentucky, including five seasons as defensive coordinator. In 2011, he was the co-defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach for the Wildcats. Two players off the defense were drafted, which increased the total to 14 players who moved on to the NFL from Kentucky in his final five seasons. From 2007-10, Brown was the defensive coordinator at Kentucky. Under his guidance, the Wildcats showed marked improvement, participating in a bowl game each season and placing a player on the All-SEC defense each season. He originally joined the Kentucky staff in 2003, as the secondary coach, when Rich Brooks took over the program.

Prior to working at Kentucky, Brown spent six seasons (1995-00) with the St. Louis Rams and earned a Super Bowl Championship during the 1999 season. His final three seasons with the Rams were as secondary coach. He guided S Todd Lyght to his first Pro Bowl selection in 1999. His entered the coaching ranks with the Rams as a defensive assistant in 1995 and was promoted to work with the cornerbacks from 1996-97.

Before joining the coaching ranks, Brown had an eight-year (1983-90) NFL career as a cornerback for the Houston Oilers. He played in a total of 119 games for the franchise and tallied 18 career interceptions. Brown earned Pro Football Weekly NFL All-Rookie honors in 1983. The Oilers drafted Brown in the third round of the 1983 NFL Draft from the University of Oregon, where he earned All-PAC 10 accolades as a senior. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity while at Oregon.

Brown and his wife, Michele, have two sons, Cole and Jared.

Steve Brown Coaching Ledger:

2012-15: Assistant Secondary, Tennessee Titans
2011: Co-Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs, University of Kentucky
2007-10:
Defensive Coordinator, University of Kentucky
2003-06: Defensive Backs, University of Kentucky
1998-00: Secondary, St. Louis Rams
1996-97:
Cornerbacks, St. Louis Rams
1995: Defensive Assistant, St. Louis Rams

 

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