Brown hired as secondary coach

The Steelers have hired Grady Brown as the team's new secondary coach.

Brown comes to the Steelers from the college ranks, where he has served in multiple roles.

Brown was named the cornerbacks coach at the University of Houston on Feb. 8, 2021 but is moving on for his first experience as an assistant in the pro ranks.

Before heading to Houston, Brown was the defensive coordinator at McNeese State in 2020 and co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Old Dominion in 2019.

In 2018, he was the cornerbacks coach and recruiting coordinator at Louisville, and in one season there the Cardinals ranked No. 40 overall in the country in pass defense. He also spent one season as the safeties coach at Alabama State (2017). Brown was the defensive coordinator at Birmingham Southern in 2016.

Brown spent four seasons coaching the defensive backs at South Carolina (2012-15). During his time there, they ranked No. 12 in in pass defense and No. 13 in interceptions (18) in FBS in 2013.

He also spent time at Southern Miss (2011), helping them set an NCAA record for interceptions returned for a touchdown. He also served as a defensive quality control coach at Louisiana State (2009) and safeties coach at Texas Southern (2008).

Brown coached at Alabama State earlier in his career as well, from 2002-07, and got his coaching career stated at Alabama A&M in 2001 where he coached the outside linebackers. He also had two NFL minority coaching internships, one with the Seattle Seahawks and the other with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Brown, who is from Birmingham, Ala, played defensive back at Alabama A&M. He also played one season with the Tennessee Valley Vipers in the Arena Football League.

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