Kippy Brown

Kippy Brown
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Brown in 2013
Personal information
Date of birth:(1955-03-06) March 6, 1955 (age 62)
Place of birth:Sweetwater, Tennessee
Career information
High school:Sweetwater (TN)
Career history
As coach:
  • Memphis State (1978-1980)
    Running backs coach & wide receivers coach
  • Louisville (1982)
    Wide receivers coach
  • Tennessee (1983-1989)
    Wide receivers coach
  • New York Jets (1990-1992)
    Running backs coach
  • Tennessee (1993-1994)
    Wide receivers coach
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1995)
    Running backs coach
  • Miami Dolphins (1996-1997)
    Running backs coach
  • Miami Dolphins (1998-1999)
    Offensive coordinator
  • Green Bay Packers (2000)
    Running backs coach
  • Memphis Maniax (2001)
    Head coach
  • Houston Texans (2002-2005)
    Wide receivers coach
  • Detroit Lions (2006-2007)
    Wide receivers coach
  • Detroit Lions (2008)
    Associate head coach & passing game coordinator
  • Tennessee (2009)
    Wide receivers coach
  • Seattle Seahawks (2010-2014)
    Wide receivers coach
Career highlights and awards
  • Super Bowl champion (XLVIII)
Head coaching record
Regular season:XFL: 5-5 (.500)
Coaching stats at PFR


Charles Henry “Kippy” Dark brown(given birth to March 6, 1955) can be an American soccer former trainer and former participant who lately was the wide receivers trainer for the Seattle Seahawks from the Country wide Football Little league (NFL). He was a college-level beginning quarterback for Memphis and coached in a variety of capacities at both university and professional degrees of American soccer. He retired in-may 2015.

Playing career

Kippy Dark brown began his football career at Sweetwater SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Sweetwater, Tennessee, in long-time Sweetwater coach Ruler Berrong (1925–2013). He led Sweetwater towards the 1971 and 1972 condition championships, and helped the group lead the condition in credit scoring in 1972 and 1973.Following his senior high school job, Brown went to Memphis Condition University (now referred to as University of Memphis) where he was quarterback for the Tigers from 1975 to 1977. Notably, Brown's Tigers annoyed seventh-ranked Auburn College or university 31–20 in 1975. Dark brown engineered this success by completing 7 of 11 goes by for 103 back yards and two touchdowns, including a 37-lawn hit to Keith Wright in the 4th quarter that place the overall game out of reach.

Coaching career 1978–1999

After graduating from MSU in 1977 using a B.A. in Marketing communications, Brown turned gears from playing to training at his alma mater and offered as operating backs trainer in 1978 under mind trainer Richard Williamson and receivers trainer from 1979 to 1980.After coaching 2 yrs using the Tigers, he relocated to Louisville, Kentucky to teach receivers in the University or college of Louisville (U of L) Cardinals for the 1982 campaign. One of is own pupils was Tag Clayton, who continue to become five-time Pro Dish recipient for the Miami Dolphins from 1983 to 1992.Following a 1982 time of year at U of L, Brown came back to his root base in the condition of Tennessee assisting mentor the Johnny Majors-run University of Tennessee Volunteers football group. During his 1st stint using the Vols from 1983 to 1989, Dark brown helped Tennessee find the nickname "Wide Recipient U.," training numerous move catchers to greatness. Receivers Lenny Taylor, Clyde Duncan, Tim McGee, Joey Clinkscales, Anthony Miller, Alvin Harper, Anthony Morgan, and Carl Pickens all benefited from Brown's tutelage ahead of their becoming a member of the professional rates.Brown caught the interest of the brand new York Jets while with Tennessee and coached for the Jets from 1990 to 1992. While using the Jets in 1991, he coached operating backs for NY head trainer Bruce Coslet and noticed his backs rank 5th in the NFL in hurrying. That 1991 squad also came back towards the playoffs for the very first time since 1986.Brown later on returned to Tennessee when the Vols' fresh head trainer Phillip Fulmer convinced him to come back towards the collegiate rates as assistant mind trainer and wide receivers trainer for two months (1993–1994). He brought an unpleasant flair from your professional rates towards the UT unpleasant bundle as the Vols put together an 18–6 record and outscored their competitors 847–383 during the period of those 2 yrs. Receivers he caused during this time period included Cory Fleming, Billy Williams, Joey Kent, and Marcus Nash. A Peyton Manning also benefited from Brown's assistance during his freshman marketing campaign as the Vols' transmission caller.Carrying out a highly successful 1994 Tennessee time of year, Brown was again known as towards the pro rates, becoming a member of Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1995. Then-Tampa Bay mind trainer Sam Wyche called Brown working backs coach proclaiming, "Obtaining Kippy is a significant coup for all of us." While in Tampa, he also proved helpful closely with previous Bucs head trainer and former mind coach from the Indianapolis Colts, Tony Dungy.From 1996 to 1999, he was on Jimmy Johnson's Miami Dolphins training personnel, where he was the offensive planner from 1998 to 1999 as well as the jogging backs trainer from 1996 to 1997. In 1996, Dark brown helped RB Karim Abdul-Jabbar end up being the initial Dolphins running back again to reach 1,000 back yards in 18 years, and in 1997, Abdul-Jabbar linked a league-high 15 hurrying touchdowns.

Coaching career 2000–2015

In 2000, Dark brown joined up with the Green Bay Packers as jogging backs trainer under head trainer Mike Sherman. Following creation from the XFL in 2001, Dark brown took order of his hometown Memphis Maniax completing the entire year 5–5; second in the Traditional western Department and was the just team to beat eventual XFL champions LA Xtreme double. The group disbanded after twelve months as the XFL group collapsed.Following the demise from the XFL, Brown spent four seasons as the Houston Texans wide receivers coach. Among his pupils in Tx was WR Andre Johnson, who was simply used by Houston with the 3rd overall choose in the 2003 draft. Johnson became the first Texans offensive participant to earn a vacation towards the Pro Bowl, chosen for his excellent 2004 period that included membership information of 79 receptions for 1,129 back yards.Dark brown found its way to Detroit, Michigan for the 2006 season using the Detroit Lions. There, he reunited with Larry Beightol, with whom Dark brown worked on the brand new York Jets in 1990–92, Miami in 1996–98 and Green Bay Packers in 2000. For the 2008 Time of year, Dark brown served as Associate Head Trainer/Passing Game Planner.On Dec 17, 2009, Dark brown accepted an offer from University or college of Tennessee mind coach Street Kiffin to teach wide receivers and in addition become their "Passing Game Coordinator". This visit was brief, nevertheless, as within a couple weeks Kiffin resigned to be head trainer at Southern Cal. Dark brown was called the Vols' interim mind coach, and indicated interest in getting head coach completely, but the university or college employed Derek Dooley. On January 16, 2010, after not really being called Kiffin's successor, he remaining to become listed on Pete Carroll's personnel as Wide Receivers Trainer from the Seattle Seahawks. Dark brown retired in March 2015.In June 2014, Brown's hometown of Sweetwater called the street circling Sweetwater SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL "Kippy Dark brown Way."

Family life

Dark brown and his wife, Deon (Wilson), were married in Memphis in 1974. Deon is certainly a indigenous Memphian who trained locally at Craigmont SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL from 1978 to 1981. The few has two expanded children, Jerome, delivered Apr 8, 1975, and Jennifer, delivered July 28, 1980.Jerome earned a golf ball scholarship on the College or university of Tennessee under ex - Vol head trainer Wade Houston, and competed in the golfing tour. Jennifer researched at Spelman University in Atlanta, Georgia.Brown may be the older sibling of previous Atlanta Falcons jogging backs trainer Gerald Brown.


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