Robby Brown Set To Join Football Staff
According to the Shreveport Times, former Northwestern State offensive coordinator Robby Brown has tendered his resignation to join head coach Joey Jones’ staff as the running backs coach. If he is indeed going to be the running backs coach, this would signal another shift in responsibilities on the staff. But that will only be known for certain when the hire is officially announced.
Brown has an impressive resume.
Last season, NSU ranked 43rd in passing offense (234.6 yards per game) and 55th in total offense (390.4 yards per game) while setting a number of offensive records.
Previously he coached at Valdosta State who won the NCAA Division II national championship in 2012. As offensive coordinator, his offense averaged 469 yards and 40 points per game.
He also served as offensive coordinator at Henderson State in 2008 and Southwest Baptist in 2007 prior to joining Valdosta State from 2009-2012.
At Valdosta State, the offense ranked 13th nationally in total offense and 9th nationally in scoring in 2012. His offense led the Gulf South Conference in all major offensive statistics and his quarterback earned Division II All-Region honors.
His offense in 2010 ranked 25th nationally in total offense with 418 yards per game and 12th in passing with 286 yards per game while one of his receivers set the GSC career receptions reocrd.
His records continue to mount. In 2007 at Southwest Baptist, Brown’s players set 29 school records, six Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association marks and two national records. Flanker Nick Smart broke the NCAA All-Divisions record with 143 receptions and was an All-American.
In 2008 at Henderson State, his offense ranked third in Division II in passing with 330 yards per game and 18th in total offense with 448 yards per game. They set 12 school records including points per game (32.8) and yards per game. He had an All-American and two All-GSC selections including a receiver who ranked second nationally with 121 yards per game. Meanwhile his quarterbacks ranked sixth nationally in passing yards per game with 321.
He played quarterback at Georgia Tech under coach Chan Gailey as the Yellow Jackets won the 2002 Humanitarian Bowl and the 2004 Champs Sports Bowl as he played in the final series both years. He previously played at Georgia Military College and was a standout at Union County High in Blairsville, Georgia where he was a four-year letterwinner and was the team MVP and captain. He also played baseball and basketball and attended Hargrove Military Academy for one year.
He began his coaching career in 2005 at Troy under head coach Larry Blakeney. In 2006 offensive coordinator Tony Franklin and Neal Brown joined the staff and helped the Trojans win the 2006 Sun Belt Conference championship and a huge offensive performance during the season.
Brown, 33, is a 1999 graduate of Union County High and earned a bachelor of history, technology and society from Georgia Tech in 2004 and a master’s degree in sports and fitness management from Troy in 2007.