2017-18 Football
Donnie Suber
Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
Buddy Brown
Associate Head Coach/Defensive Line
Bobby Brown
Running Backs
Brad Bustle
Co-Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line
Arnold Little
Linebackers
Tim Lounsbury
Wide Receivers/Tight Ends
Nathan Luce
Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
Fred Marshall
Defensive Backs
Broc Loveless
Graduate Assistant
McFarland Murph
Graduate Assistant
Full Roster
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Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown

Running Backs

Phone (615) 547-1330
Email bobbybrown@cumberland.edu

Bobby Brown starts his fifth season as an assistant coach at Cumberland University, working primarily with the running backs on the Phoenix offense.

Under Brown'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.

In 2014 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.

CU ranked 29th nationally in total rushing offense (2,021 yards) and 31st in rushing offense per game (183.7) in 2015 behind 691 yards and six touchdowns from Austin Chaplin, who earned Second Team All-MSC West Division honors. Moses Cornelius rushed for 499 yards and six TDs in the final six games of the year as well.

Last season the Phoenix ranked 11th in the country in rushing offense per game (232.4) and 13th in total rushing offense (2,556), with five players finishing with more than 330 yards on the ground. Dezmon Huntley paced the club with 745 yards and six touchdowns in just seven games while Kris Parker led the club with eight rushing TDs and posted 343 yards on just 64 attempts, 5.4 yards-per-carry.

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. Brown's nine-year tenure at Lebanon was the longest at the local school since the mid 1960's. Prior to his stint at LHS, he was an assistant coach for eight seasons (six as defensive coordinator) at Trousdale County under Clint Satterfield.

Brown received his bachelor's in Business Education with a minor in Secondary Education and Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University in 1994. He earned a master'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

Year Position School Record Postseason
2016 Assistant Coach Cumberland Univ. 5-6  
2015 Assistant Coach Cumberland Univ. 3-8  
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