The latest move in head coach Scott Satterfield’s attempt to fill out his staff brings local ties back to U of L.
Welcome to The Ville, ShaDon Brown!
— LouisvilleFootball (@UofLFootball) December 12, 2018
ShaDon Brown, who last worked under Mike MacIntyre at Colorado from 2017-2018, has been hired by Satterfield as the safeties coach at Louisville. Brown is a Danville, Ky. native and played at Danville High School, as well as Campbellsville University in college.
As a coach, Brown has also had connections to the Bluegrass State. Brown coached linebackers at the University of the Cumberlands and Campbellsville, before returning to the high school ranks. Brown took over as head coach at Rowan County, leading the Vikings to a state championship in Class 4A in 2010.
Brown then moved back up to the college ranks in 2011, moving to Wofford to become their secondary coach. Brown would stay at Wofford for four years before spending the 2015 season with the Carolina Panthers as an intern on their Super Bowl 50 team.
In the past three seasons, Brown has been in the FBS at Army and Colorado. In 2016, Army’s secondary finished sixth in the FBS in passing yards allowed per game (170.2 yards), and 11th in interceptions (17). Brown has coached the secondary at Colorado the last two seasons, which saw the Buffaloes produce an All Pac-12 defensive back in Isaiah Oliver (2017) and honorable mention Evan Worthington (2018). Oliver was also a second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Brown’s arrival is another in a series of moves by head coach Scott Satterfield to fill out the coaching staff. Also announced today was that quarterbacks coach Frank Ponce and defensive coordinator Bryan Brown would be joining the staff at Louisville, having previously worked with Satterfield at Appalachian State. NC State offensive line coach Dwayne Ledford was also reported to be leaving for the same position at Louisville by FootballScoop.com, but U of L nor Satterfield has not yet made an official announcement on it.