LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland University football coach Buddy Brown was recently inducted into the Metro Nashville Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame after serving more than 30 years as an assistant and head coach at Metro Nashville Public Schools.
Brown just completed his 11th season at Cumberland, all as a defensive assistant, the last 10 years with the defensive line. Ten different Phoenix players have earned All-Conference honors under his tutelage, including former Hillwood product Aaron White in 2018.
Brown worked 34 years in Metro Nashville Public Schools, serving as head coach at Hillsboro High School (1990-93) and his alma mater, Antioch (1994-00) High School.
The 2001 Scholastic Assistant Coach of the Year for Tennessee led Antioch to one region championship and two runner-up finishes. The 1997 team’s playoff appearance was the first in school history and Brown was named the Region 5-4A Coach of the Year as well as the Metro Football Coaches Association Warren Dunn Coach of the Year. He also earned Region 6-5A Coach of the Year accolades in 2000.
He also worked at Goodlettsville, DuPont, Overton, Hunters Lane and Centennial High School as an assistant coach during his storied career.