Grady Brown moves from an on-field coaching position for the Gamecock secondary to a quality control coordinator for the defense in 2015. He focus will remain primarily on the secondary.
Brown originally joined the Carolina coaching staff on February 3, 2012.
Prior to his arrival in Columbia, Brown spent the previous two seasons as the Southern Miss Golden Eagles' cornerbacks coach. During the 2011 campaign, Southern Miss was No. 7 nationally in pass efficiency defense (108.47 rating) and set an NCAA record for interceptions returned for touchdowns with eight.
Brown came to Southern Miss after spending the previous year and a half working in the strength & conditioning area and assisting as a defensive intern at LSU.
Brown went to LSU after working a season at Texas Southern where he was the safeties coach and also the community outreach liaison. His arrival to TSU came after a six-year stint as the secondary coach at Alabama State.
Brown began his coaching career in 2000 at his alma mater, Alabama A&M, before being promoted to the rank of a full-time assistant coach for the 2001 campaign.
After completing his high school career at Wenonah High School in Birmingham, Ala., Brown played defensive back for Alabama A&M from 1995 through 1998. After his senior season, he played one season with the Tennessee Valley Vipers in the Arena Football League.
Brown graduated from Alabama A&M with a degree in mathematics education in 2000. He is married to Rashidah Brown.