TROY, Ala. – Troy University football head coach Chip Lindsey has promoted Dayne Brown to special teams coordinator/tight ends coach.
Brown joined the Troy staff in 2019 and has served as the Trojans’ director of recruiting the last two seasons following one year at Kansas where he was a special teams analyst and the assistant director of recruiting.
“Dayne has done a tremendous job with our recruiting the last two seasons and the proof is in the high-character, high-ability ‘Troy Kinda Guys’ that we have added to our program,” Lindsey said. “He has a great background in special teams and has a great analytical mind when it comes to breaking down opponents and finding potential weaknesses in their coverage and kick units. Dayne has an infectious personality and will transition nicely into this new role.”
During his run as Troy’s head of the recruiting department, the Trojans signed the top two classes in program history per 247Sports’ composite ranking system.
“My family and I are extremely excited about the opportunity to be special teams coordinator and coach the tight ends at Troy,” Brown said. “We are extremely grateful to Coach Lindsey for blessing our family with this tremendous opportunity, and I will work tirelessly to make a positive impact on the young men in this program.”
Troy’s most recent class finished with an average rating of .8207 per 247Sports, almost a half point higher than the 2020 class. The ranking also did not include a four-star and two three-star transfers from Power 5 programs.
In his first year with the Trojans, Troy signed one of the top recruiting classes in program history as the Trojans welcomed the second-ranked class in the Sun Belt and the second-highest rated class in school history according to 247Sports.
Troy added 17 three-star players in the class including several ranked near the top 100 in their position nationally.
Brown, who has been in a number of roles at both the collegiate and high school levels, joined the Kansas staff following two seasons at Kent State where he was the director of football operations. Prior to his time at Kent State, Brown served as director of recruiting and player development at Southern Miss from 2013-15 where Lindsey was the offensive coordinator for the final two seasons of his tenure.
The Southern Miss offense broke five single-season school records in 2015: completions (312), passing yards (4,263), total offense yards (6,758), touchdowns (67) and points (528), as the Golden Eagles recorded nine wins, a Conference USA West title, and a berth in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl against Washington. Southern Miss was just the second school in FBS history with a 4,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard receiver and two 1,000-yard rushers.
Brown spent two seasons as defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at the University of Pikeville. Prior to returning to the collegiate level, Brown was the head football coach and head weightlifting coach at Harmony (Fla.) High School for three years. 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 Pat Fitzgerald. Prior to Northwestern, Brown was the defensive coordinator at both Lake Howell (Fla.) High School and St. Cloud (Fla.) High School. 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.
Dayne and his wife Gina, have a daughter, Hannah, who is a recent graduate from the University of Florida College of Pharmacy