SAN ANTONIO — UTSA head coach Larry Coker announced Monday that he has promoted assistant coach Kevin Brown to offensive coordinator effective immediately. He replaces Travis Bush, who accepted an assistant coaching position at Houston on Feb. 11.
“I’m very proud to announce that we have promoted Kevin Brown to offensive coordinator,” Coker said. “I think he’s going to make an excellent coordinator and he will help take our offense to the next level. He’s already very familiar with the system we have in place and the direction we’re going, plus the players feel very comfortable with him. We are very fortunate to have an outstanding coach and person on our staff like Kevin.”
Brown was hired in December 2010 and has tutored the program’s tight ends since his arrival in the Alamo City. The Waco native helped the Roadrunners to a 4-6 record during their inaugural campaign in 2011. The offense averaged 26.6 points and 364.5 yards (144.8 rush/219.7 pass) per game and scored 33 touchdowns last fall. UTSA’s tight ends accounted for 262 receiving yards and a pair of TDs, with freshman David Morgan tallying 214 and both scores on 13 catches. The unit also helped the Birds accumulate 1,448 yards and 16 TDs on the ground.
“I’m really excited about this opportunity,” Brown said. “This has been a goal of mine and something I’ve been working toward for years. I want to thank Coach Coker for giving me this opportunity and the other assistant coaches for being very supportive. I’m looking forward to working with the quarterbacks and coordinating the offense.”
Brown came to UTSA from Texas State, where he served as the Bobcats’ receivers coach for the previous four seasons.
Brown helped the Bobcats set numerous school records during his four years in San Marcos. In 2009, wide receiver Da’Marcus Griggs set the newest standard with 80 receptions en route to earning second-team All-Southland Conference honors. All totaled, Brown’s wide receivers unit combined to catch 203 passes for 2,657 yards and 21 touchdowns that season.
A year earlier, Cameron Luke was named a third-team All-American after posting 73 receptions for two more records of 1,268 yards and 17 touchdowns. Luke broke his original record that he set in 2007 with 60 catches for 1,035 yards and 12 TDs and was named first-team all-conference.
Brown’s corps combined to catch 185 passes for 2,800 yards and 27 touchdowns in 2008, and in 2007, his receivers caught 137 passes for 1,825 yards and 17 scores.
Prior to his tenure at Texas State, Brown was an offensive graduate assistant coach at TCU, his alma mater, for three seasons. Among his responsibilities at TCU were working with the Horned Frogs’ offensive linemen, film breakdown of opposing defenses and charting the opposition’s defense from the press box on game days.
During his playing career as a wide receiver at TCU from 1998-2002, Brown caught 39 passes for 567 yards, an average of 14.5 yards per reception. He caught a career-high 16 passes for 208 yards as a senior in 2002 and also had four touchdown receptions during his career.
Brown was a member of five bowl teams. The Horned Frogs defeated USC, 28-19, at the 1998 Sun Bowl and East Carolina, 28-14, in the 1999 Mobile Alabama Bowl. Brown capped his career as a member of TCU’s 2002 Conference USA championship team, which beat Colorado State, 17-3, in the AXA Liberty Bowl.
The Horned Frogs made three more bowl appearances while Brown served on the coaching staff. TCU downed Northern Illinois, 37-7, in the 2006 Poinsettia Bowl and edged Iowa State, 27-24, in the 2005 EV1.net Houston Bowl after falling to Boise State by a score of 34-31 in the 2003 Fort Worth Bowl.
Brown graduated from TCU in 2002 with a bachelor’s degree in business management and earned his master’s degrees in education administration and liberal arts from TCU.
He is married to the former Erika Davis.