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Football Coaching Staff
Hurlie Brown
Linebackers Coach
Coach Info:
Position: Linebackers Coach
Alma Mater: Miami, 1992
At Miami: 2 Years

Hurlie Brown is in his third season on the Miami Hurricanes’ and is in his second year coaching the linebackers. 

Brown originally joined the staff as the running backs coach, ascending to the post on Feb. 10, 2013. 

During the 2014 campaign, Brown coached the linebackers and guided a unit that helped the Hurricanes post the nation’s 14th-best defensive attack, limiting opponents to just 329.6 yards per game.

Under Brown’s guidance, linebacker Denzel Perryman posted an impressive season as he was selected as a Dick Butkus Award semifinalist for the second-consecutive season. He also earned All-ACC honors first team honors for the second-consecutive season after he finished the 2014 campaign with a team-best 110 total tackles (79 solo). Perryman then became the first Hurricane player since 2007 to be awarded with Associated Press All-America honors. 

Perryman would go on to be selected Second Round of the 2015 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers. 

Prior to arriving in Coral Gables, Brown spent the previous two seasons as a member of Golden’s staff as the senior football operations coordinator and was responsible for community outreach and recruiting official visits among other administrative duties.

Prior to returning to his alma mater, Brown spent four-plus years at Louisiana-Lafayette, where he served as defensive backs/kickoff team coordinator (2007-10) and secondary coach (2010-11).

The Merritt Island, Fla., native was a standout safety for the Hurricanes from 1988-91. After winning two national titles under Jimmy Johnson and Dennis Erickson, he began his coaching career as a graduate assistant under Erickson for the 1992 season. 

He was signed as a free agent in 1992 by the Washington Redskins and signed as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers the following season. He later went on to play for the Sacramento Gold Miners, San Antonio Texans and the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League from 1993-97. Following his CFL career, he worked as an assistant coach at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In May 1999, he returned to his prep alma mater, Merritt Island High School, serving as special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach before joining FIU in 2001. 

Brown is married to Tawny and the couple resides in Miami. 

 Hometown  Merritt Island, Fla.
 Education  Miami, 1992
 Family  wife Tawny
 1992  Graduate Assistant, Miami
 1998  Defensive Backs, Dillard HS
 1999-2001  Special Teams Coordinator/DBs, Merritt Island HS
 2001-06  Defensive Backs, FIU
 2006-10  Secondary Coach, Louisiana-Lafayette
 2011-12  Senior Football Operations Coordinator, Miami
 2013-Present  Running Backs Coach, Miami
 1992  Orange Bowl (Miami)
 2013  Russell Athletic Bowl (Miami)
 2014  Duck Commander Independence Bowl (Miami)
 1988  Orange Bowl (Miami)
 1989  Orange Bowl (Miami)
 1990  Sugar Bowl (Miami)
 1991  Cotton Bowl (Miami)
 Coached fourth-best pass defense in nation in 2006 (FIU)
 Won two national titles under Jimmy Johnson and Dennis Erickson