Brown enters his fourth season as linebackers coach after spending the previous two years in the same role with Edmonton. Brown’s linebackers made big strides in 2023 as Ben Hladik became the first Lion and only the fourth across CFL history to surpass 100 defensive tackles in a season. Bo Lokombo would also establish a new career- high 75 defensive tackles while Josh Woods developed into a starting role, racking up a new career-high 45 tackles.

Under Brown’s watch, Bo Lokombo won CFL Most Outstanding Canadian in 2021 while Jordan Williams was the league’s Most Outstanding Rookie that same season. 2022 then marked the emergence of Ben Hladik as a starter while Manny Rugamba was among the more impressive defensive newcomers.

Brown’s coaching career began at his alma mater of Fresno State (defensive quality control, linebackers) following two seasons as a player with the Ottawa RedBlacks from 2014-15 where he recorded 56 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble over 17 games.

He was named to the All-Mountain West and All-Mountain team in his senior college season of 2012.

His father Dan Brown was a longtime coach in the US college ranks and served as defensive line coach with the Birmingham Barracudas in 1995.