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Terrence Brown Added To Coaching Staff

Dec 23, 2021
Terrence Brown has agreed to become a defensive backs coach at Cal

BERKELEY – Travers Family Head Football Coach Justin Wilcox announced Thursday that Terrence Brown has agreed to become a defensive backs coach at Cal, where he joins the team's full-time coaching staff and will share duties with Tre Watson coaching the Golden Bears' defensive backs. Brown has strong Pac-12 experience having spent nine seasons in the league including five campaigns over two stints on the coaching staff at Washington (2015-17, '20-21) after playing collegiately for four seasons at Stanford (2009-12). He also coached at Vanderbilt (2018-19) in between his stints at Washington (2015-17, 2020-21) after beginning his coaching career at Cal Poly in the spring of 2015. Brown was among a group of 30 coaches on 247Sports' 30Under30 list in both 2019 and 2020.

"We are excited to add Terrence Brown to our coaching staff," Wilcox said. "He is an exuberant young coach who is also quite familiar with the Pac-12. I have been impressed with Terrence in our conversations about this position and have also received tremendous feedback from several members of our staff who have either worked with Terrence, or know him well through mutual coaching acquaintances."

"I'm extremely humbled and honored to have the opportunity to learn from and coach alongside coach Wilcox, as well as all of the other great coaches on the staff," Brown said. "Becoming a part of and having a chance to contribute to Cal's rich tradition in football and academic excellence is truly an honor. I'm also beyond excited to have the chance to work with and get to know the elite student-athletes at Cal. My wife, son and I are looking forward to joining the Cal community. Go Bears!"

Below are additional notes on Brown.
 
California – Defensive Backs (Present)
– Hired as Cal's defensive backs coach on Dec. 23, 2021

Washington – Assistant Defensive Backs (2020-21)
Returned to Washington for his second of two coaching stints with the Huskies in 2020
– Coached a 2021 defensive backs group that helped the Huskies lead the nation with the fewest passing yards allowed per game (143.3 ypg) by a whopping margin of 25.0 yards per game over No. 2 Cincinnati, pace the Pac-12 and rank third nationally in team passing efficiency defense (106.71), and be the least penalized team in the league while ranking in the top 15 nationally in all penalty categories
– Coached a pair of first-team All-Pac-12 defensive backs in 2021 in Kyler Gordon and Trent McDuffie, while Elijah Molden was a first-teamer in 2020 when McDuffie earned second-team honors
– Helped the 2020 squad capture the Pac-12 North title and post a 3-1 overall record during a season shortened to four games by COVID-19
– Played a significant role in the Huskies leading the Pac-12 in 2020 in passing yards allowed (185.0 ypg, #13 NCAA) and total defense (346.2 ypg), while the scoring defense was second in the conference (25.0 ppg)
 
Vanderbilt – Cornerbacks (2018-19)
– Spent two seasons at Vanderbilt with the Commodores reaching the Texas Bowl and equaling their best record in the past eight years during his first campaign in 2018
– Coached second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection Joejuan Williams in 2018 when Williams led all SEC cornerbacks in interceptions (4), while leading all of the league's players in pass breakups (14) and passes defended (18) before he was selected by New England in the second round (45th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft
 
Washington – Defensive Graduate Assistant (2015-17)
– Spent three seasons in his first of two coaching stints with the Huskies, winning the Pac-12 title and reaching the College Football Playoff in 2016 with the Huskies compiled a 29-11 (.725) overall record and a 19-8 (.704) Pac-12 mark during the stretch, while also playing in bowls each season (2015 Heart of Dallas Bowl, 2016 Peach Bowl, 2017 Fiesta Bowl)
– Coached for a Washington squad that led the Pac-12 in total defense and scoring defense for three consecutive seasons from 2015-17
– Worked with a long list of future NFL defensive backs including Budda Baker, Kevin King, Sidney Jones, Jordan Miller, Byron Murphy, Taylor Rapp, Keith Taylor and Zeke Turner, with Baker and Jones both All-Americans, and Husky defensive backs earning five first-team All-Pac-12 honors during the period
 
Cal Poly – Cornerbacks (Spring 2015)
– Served as the cornerbacks coach
 
Cincinnati Bengals (2013)
– Signed as an undrafted free agent during the offseason but was not on the roster for the regular season
 
Stanford (2009-12)
– Started all 23 of his collegiate games during his final two seasons of a four-year collegiate playing career at Stanford (2009-12) in which he compiled 113 tackles including a career-high 65 stops when he started a career-high all 14 contests as a 2013 senior
 
Terrence Brown Coaching History
Season: Team – Coaching Position (Postseason, Champions)
2015 (Spring): Cal Poly – Cornerbacks
2015: Washington – Defensive Graduate Assistant (Heart Of Dallas Bowl)
2016: Washington – Defensive Graduate Assistant (College Football Playoff, Peach Bowl, Pac-12 Champion, Pac-12 North Champion)
2017: Washington – Defensive Graduate Assistant (Fiesta Bowl, Pac-12 North Co-Champion)
2018: Vanderbilt – Cornerbacks (Texas Bowl)
2019: Vanderbilt – Cornerbacks
2020: Washington – Assistant Defensive Backs (Pac-12 North Champion)
2021: Washington – Assistant Defensive Backs
Present: California – Defensive Backs
 
Terrence Brown File
Birthdate: March 4, 1991
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
High School: Orange Lutheran HS
College: Stanford, 2013, BA, Science, Technology and Society; Washington, 2017, MA, Education
Family: Wife – Courtney; Son – Ty