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CORAL GABLES, Fla. – University of Miami alumnus Hurlie Brown, who won two national titles with the Canes, has been named the program’s new running backs coach, head coach Al Golden announced Sunday.
Brown had spent the previous two seasons as a member of Golden’s staff as the senior football operations coordinator and was responsible for community outreach and recruiting official visits among other administrative duties.
Prior to returning to his alma mater, Brown spent four-plus years at Louisiana-Lafayette, where he served as defensive backs/kickoff team coordinator (2007-10) and secondary coach (2010-11).
The Merritt Island, Fla., native was a standout safety for the Hurricanes from 1988-91. After winning two national titles under Jimmy Johnson and Dennis Erickson, he began his coaching career as a graduate assistant under Erickson for the 1992 season.
He was signed as a free agent in 1992 by the Washington Redskins and signed as a free agent with the San Francisco 49ers the following season. He later went on to play for the Sacramento Gold Miners, San Antonio Texans and the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League from 1993-97. Following his CFL career, he worked as an assistant coach at Dillard High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. In May 1999, he returned to his prep alma mater, Merritt Island High School, serving as special teams coordinator and defensive backs coach before joining FIU in 2001.