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Brown joins Kansas football staff as special teams analyst


LAWRENCE, Kan. - Former Magoffin County High School head coach Dayne Brown has joined the Kansas University football program's staff as a special teams analyst. Brown made the move to Kansas University from Kent State University.  

In addition to being a special teams analyst, because of his background, Brown is heavily involved in recruiting. 

Brown joined the Kansas staff in the spring. He and his wife, Gina, made a smooth transition into the Lawrence, Kansas community. 

"Gina and I love Lawrence," said Brown. "It’s a great staff, team culture and I like the fact that we compete in the Big 12 Conference, which will be a new challenge for me."

Brown joined Kent State in February of 2016 as director of football operations.  A football veteran, Brown has been in a number of roles at both the college and high school levels.

Prior to Kent State, Brown served as director of recruiting and player development at the University of Southern Mississippi from 2013-15.

Also bringing coaching experience to Kansas, Brown spent two seasons as defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at the University of Pikeville.

Prior to returning to the college level, Brown spent three seasons as head football coach and head weightlifting coach at Harmony High School in Florida. In  2009, Brown was named the Florida Athletic Coaches Association 4A Coach of the Year and the 2009 Orange Belt Conference Weightlifting Coach of the Year. 

Brown worked as associate director of football operations at Northwestern during the 2007 season and 2008 signing class under head coach Pat Fitzgerald. 

Prior to Northwestern, Brown was the defensive coordinator at both Lake Howell High School and St. Cloud High School in Florida. He also spent six seasons as head coach at Magoffin County High School.

A 1996 graduate of Morehead State University, Brown received his bachelor's degree in social sciences and a master's in educational leadership at Union College. 

Brown has settled in as a member of the Kansas football staff. The Kansas football team will open its preseason camp on Thursday.

"My head coach, David Beaty, is a great guy and a smart coach," added Brown. "The staff is great and working only with special teams will be new and a positive learning experience for me. I can’t wait for camp to start on Thursday!"

Kansas is scheduled to host Nicholls State for its season opener on Saturday, Sept. 1. 




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