William Mack Brown is an American college football coach. He is currently in his second stint as the head football coach for the University of North Carolina. Brown was selected to enter the College Football Hall of Fame in January 2018. Brown played for Florida State under head coach Larry Jones.
About Mack Brown in brief
William Mack Brown is an American college football coach. He is currently in his second stint as the head football coach for the University of North Carolina. Brown was selected to enter the College Football Hall of Fame in January 2018. Prior to his head coach position at Texas and North Carolina, Brown was head coach for Appalachian State and later, Tulane. Brown’s older brother Watson also coached, and was the head coach at a total of six Division I football schools, ending his career with their hometown school, Tennessee Tech. Mack attended Vanderbilt University before attending Florida State University and graduating in 1974. He later received a graduate degree from the University. of Southern Mississippi in 1976. Brown resigned after the 2013 Alamo Bowl. He was recently a college football commentator for ESPN. His father, Melvin Brown, was also a coach and an administrator. His grandfather, Eddie Watson, was an athlete at Tennessee Tech and a coach at Putnam County High School for more than three decades. He started his coaching career as a student coach after five knee surgeries ended his career prematurely. Brown played for Florida State under head coach Larry Jones. In his time playing for the Vanderbilt Commodores, he played for Bill Pace and rushed 82 times for 364 yards and three touchdowns, as well as catching seven passes for 50 yards and a touchdown during the 1970 season. In 1982, Brown moved to LSU as quarterbacks coach.
The LSU Tigers improved their record to 8–1 from 3–7 the year prior in large part due to Brown’s coaching. In December 1983, he was considered for the head coaching position at Appalachian State, which he considered for two years before he took the job at LSU. In 1983, Brown led Appalachian State to a 6–5–5 record, which was the combined combined record of the previous two seasons before Brown’s arrival. In 1985, he led LSU to a 5–1–1 record, despite starting out with a starting point record of 1,189 yards with 17 TD. In 1986, he helped LSU improve their record from 3-3–3 to 8-1-1. In 1987, he took over at Tulane, where he led the team to a record of 5–5-1 in his first season as head coach. In 1989, he moved to Tulane to take over at the helm of the Tulane football team. In 1991, he became the first Texas coach to reach 200 career wins, making him the first coach to do so. In 1998, he defeated Red River Showdown conference rival Oklahoma in 1998, 1999, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, and 2013. In 2006, he won the Paul \”Bear\” Bryant Award for \”Coach of the Year\”. In 2008, he achieved his 200th career win during the 2008 season, making he the firstTexas coach to reached that mark. In 2009, he coached the Longhorns to victory against Ohio State at The Horseshoe in September 2005, finishing the season with an undefeated record and victory against the top-ranked USC Trojans at the 2006 Rose Bowl game to win a second consecutive Rose Bowl.