Less than a week after interviewing for the head-coaching vacancy at Yale, it appears Don Brown has landed the Ivy League job.
Citing multiple sources, Desmond Conner of the Hartford Courant is reporting that Brown is set to leave UConn as its defensive coordinator to become the Bulldogs’ coach. While neither institution has confirmed the hiring, Conner wrote that “Yale begins a big recruiting weekend Friday and wants to have its coach in place by then so expect a press conference in the coming days.”
Brown has been with the Huskies for one season after leaving the same position at Maryland following the 2010 season.
Brown has deep ties to the Northeast in general and Yale specifically; from 1987-92 he was the Bulldogs’ defensive coordinator. He’s also been the coordinator at Brown and Dartmouth, and the head coach at UMass.
UPDATED 10:24 a.m ET. ET: Yeah, never mind. According to the Courant, Brown has pulled his name from consideration. No reason was given for the decision.