LAMON, IA – Head football coach Marc Kolb has completed his coaching staff with the hiring of Mike Brown as the linebackers coach.
"Mike is a young coach who comes in with both knowledge and experience in our new defense," Kolb stated. "He has worked under Coach Dan Lemke for the past three seasons while working with both Linebackers and Defensive Line. That connection will help us to move forward even faster as a defensive unit."
Brown arrives at Graceland following five seasons at Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Throughout his time, Brown held multiple positions, moving from a Student Assistant/Director of Personnel to Graduate Assistant to Assistant Coach.
From 2014 to 2016, Brown served as the Defensive Line Coach. In 2013, he worked as the Inside Linebacker Coach and in his first season he was the outside linebacker/strong safety coach. His duties included, but were not limited to: coordinating community service activities, assisting with fundraising activities, practice planning, managing the offensive scout team, positional meetings, recruiting, and equipment management.
Over his time at NWOSU, Brown coached First-Team All-Great American Conference selection Joby Saint Fleur. Fluer was also a First-Team All-Region selection and Honorable Mention All-American before going on to be signed as a Free Agent by the Miami Dolphins. Brown also coached Second-Team All-GAC Alex Hemberger.
Beyond coaching collegiately, Brown served as an Assistant Linebacker Coach at South County High School where he assisted with practices and position meeting as well as helped manage the weight room. He also worked with the NYAA Lincoln Sharks to teach the fundamentals of the game.
"I would like to thank Graceland University, Coach Kolb, and Coach Lemke for this opportunity to join the Graceland University football family.," said Brown. "I am very excited to get to Lamoni and meet the players and build the relationships it's going to take to push the guys towards success."
Coach Brown graduated from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 2015 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Hearth and Sport Science. He also minored in Exercise and Sports Psychology. He is currently pursuing his Master's in Coaching Education from Ohio University.
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