Bobby Brown starts his third season as an assistant coach at Cumberland University, working primarily with the running backs on the Phoenix offense.
Under BrownâÂ€Â™s tutelage, CU running backs averaged 126.2 yards per game and scored 17 touchdowns during a 7-4 campaign in 2013. Fullback Michael Nwokoji garnered First Team All-Mid-South Conference honors while amassing 523 yards on 120 carries with seven TDs in just seven games before an injury cut his season short. Fredrel Cross posted 450 yards and three touchdowns, averaging 6.7 yards-per-carry in only four contests in the back field.
Last season Cumberland averaged 201.5 yards per game on the ground, with Blake DeBoard leading the running back group with 458 yards and four touchdowns in nine outings, earning First Team All-MSC accolades. Fullbacks Brandon Mallory and George Nwokoji combined for 421 yards and seven touchdowns as well.
The Watertown, Tenn., native is no stranger to the middle Tennessee area, serving nine seasons as head coach at Lebanon High School and eight years as an assistant coach at Trousdale County High School.
While at LHS, he served as Assistant Principal, teacher and head coach for two years and Assistant Principal, Co-Athletic Director and head coach for three years. Brown posted a 44-51 mark at Lebanon, with three teams finishing with winning records: 2003 (6-5), 2004 (9-3) and 2006 (6-5). Four of his teams advanced to the TSSAA postseason.
In 2010 the Blue Devils rushed for 3,042 yards, the high-water mark for the past 25 years, and averaged 26.5 points per game. BrownâÂ€Â™s nine-year tenure at Lebanon was the longest at the local school since the mid 1960âÂ€Â™s. Prior to his tenure at LHS, he was an assistant coach for eight seasons (six as defensive coordinator) at Trousdale County under Clint Satterfield.
Brown received his bachelorâÂ€Â™s in Business Education with a minor in Secondary Education and Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University in 1994. He earned a masterâÂ€Â™s in Administration and Supervision from Tennessee Tech in 2000. He also received a Specialist in Education Degree in Instructional Leadership from Tennessee Tech in 2010.
Brown's Coaching Career
|2014||Assistant Coach||Cumberland Univ.||6-5|
|2013||Assistant Coach||Cumberland Univ.||7-4|
|2010||Head Coach||Lebanon HS||4-6|
|2009||Head Coach||Lebanon HS||4-6|
|2008||Head Coach||Lebanon HS||4-6|
|2007||Head Coach||Lebanon HS||5-6||TSSAA Playoffs First Round|
|2006||Head Coach||Lebanon HS||6-5||TSSAA Playoffs First Round|
|2005||Head Coach||Lebanon HS||2-8|
|2004||Head Coach||Lebanon HS||9-3||TSSAA Playoffs Second Round|
|2003||Head Coach||Lebanon HS||6-5||TSSAA Playoffs First Round|
|2002||Head Coach||Lebanon HS||4-6|
|2001||Assistant Coach||Trousdale County HS||12-2||TSSAA Playoffs Semifinals|
|2000||Assistant Coach||Trousdale County HS||9-3||TSSAA Playoffs Quarterfinals|
|1999||Assistant Coach||Trousdale County HS||12-2||TSSAA Playoffs Semifinals|
|1998||Assistant Coach||Trousdale County HS||14-1||TSSAA State Champions|
|1997||Assistant Coach||Trousdale County HS||15-0||TSSAA State Champions|
|1996||Assistant Coach||Trousdale County HS||12-1||TSSA Playoffs Quarterfinals|
|1995||Assistant Coach||Trousdale County HS||11-2||TSSAA Playoffs Quarterfinals|
|1994||Assistant Coach||Trousdale County HS||11-2||TSSAA Playoffs Semifinals|