Position: Defensive Backs
Eric Brown enters his 18TH season, having coached every level of football except for Division 1-A during his coaching career; Brown has accumulated 1-HS State Championship and 1-College Conference Championship. Coach Brown’s opportunities bring a vast amount of leadership and management skills to a program and organization to guide student-athletes. Brown himself; who played for head coach Sparky Woods at the University of South Carolina; brings a useful amount of experience on both sides of the ball.
Brown came to Virginia Military Institute; after serving one season as defensive backs coach and special teams coordinator for Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C. In previous years Brown spent three consecutive years at Livingston College in Salisbury N.C. Where he served as assistant head coach and defensive coordinator in 2007 and 2008, while adding the title of interim head coach and recruiting coordinator in 2009. His 2008 Livingstone defense averaged 2.5 turnovers per game. In 2006, Brown was at Methodist University (Fayetteville, N.C.), running backs coach for one season and headed recruiting efforts in North Carolina, Maryland, Florida, and South Carolina. He also was the equipment and facilities coordinator while at Methodist. Brown began his college coaching career at Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Fla., where he was defensive line coach, interim defensive coordinator, and special team’s coordinator during the 2004 and 2005 seasons. Brown’s special teams accounted for 15 blocked kicks (led the nation) versus opponent’s punt and field goal units during the 2005 season. Brown was named high school state defensive player of the year in his native state of Maryland in 1989 and went on to start four years at inside linebacker for the Gamecocks under Coach Woods.