The Alabama coaching vacancy created when Jeremy Pruitt left for the defensive coordinator job at Florida State has officially been filled.
The school confirmed Wednesday via a press release that Greg Brown has been hired as the Tide’s secondary coach. Brown served as the defensive coordinator at Colorado the past two seasons.
“I’m extremely happy to add a coach the caliber of Greg Brown to our staff,” said head coach Nick Saban in a statement. “Greg has a tremendous amount of college and NFL experience, and his knowledge in the secondary really made him the perfect fit for this position. He will be an outstanding addition to our coaching staff and we look forward to Greg and his family joining our staff at the University of Alabama.”
Browns time with the Buffs the past two seasons was his third stint with the program, having served as a defensive assistant from 1991-93 then again from 2006-09. He was also a co-defensive coordinator at Arizona in between the CU jobs.
Prior to that, he spent a total of 12 years with five different NFL teams as a defensive assistant.
“It is an honor and an unbelievable opportunity to join the staff at the University of Alabama,” said Brown. “I’ve known and respected Coach Saban for many years and he is the best in the country at what he does. It is the dream of any defensive coach to learn from Coach Saban, especially at a place with Alabama’s great tradition and history. I look forward to doing my part to help continue the success with the top college football program in the nation.”