|City:||San Luis Obispo|
Third Year • San Jose State '03
Recruiting Area: Central Valley
Josh Brown, who spent the 2009 season as the defensive quality control coach at the University of Kansas, working directly with the linebackers, was hired at Cal Poly in early 2010 as an assistant coach in charge of the inside linebackers. In April 2012 he was promoted to defensive coordinator and will continue to coach the linebackers.
Brown is a 2003 San Jose State graduate with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. He played football at San Luis Obispo High School in the early 1990s.
Brown coached the linebackers and was recruiting coordinator at Sacramento State for the 2007 and 2008 seasons. The Hornets posted their first six-win season in 15 years in 2008 and had the No. 14-ranked rush defense in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2007. Both squads produced a pair of first-team All-Big Sky Conference linebackers as well as an honorable mention.
Brown was a defensive graduate assistant at Arizona State in 2006, an assistant coach at Foothill College from 2000-05, an assistant at Gavilan College for the 1999 season and was linebackers coach at San Luis Obispo High School in 1998, helping the Tigers to a 12-2 mark and CIF-Southern Section runner-up finish.
A 1994 graduate of San Luis Obispo High School, Brown played two seasons at Gavilan College and one year at Oklahoma. He earned his master's degree in curriculum and instruction, secondary education, at Arizona State in 2007.
Brown, who will turn 36 this season, and his wife, Kasey, have one son, Ty. Kasey’s father is Mike Church, a former standout defensive back for the Mustangs who also twice served as an assistant coach at Cal Poly.