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Cal adds Terrence Brown, Defensive Backs Coach to its Coaching Staff

Terrence Brown, an assistant defensive backs coach at Washington, was added to the Cal coaching team and will be sharing the duties of coaching Tre Watson's defensive backs.

Brown was hired on Thursday. He fills the role left by Charlie Ragle, Cal's special-teams coordinator. Although no announcement has been made about who will become special-teams coordinator of Cal, it is likely that a member the existing coaching staff will handle this task. Two position coaches could share special-teams coaching duties.

Brown was a Stanford football player from 2009 to 2012 and was a starting cornerback in Stanford's final two seasons.

Justin Wilcox stated that Terrence Brown is a great addition to our coaching team. He is a young, enthusiastic coach who is very familiar with the Pac-12. Terrence has impressed me in our discussions about the position. I also received great feedback from many members of our staff who worked with Terrence or have had mutual coaching relationships with him.

Brown stated in a statement that he was humbled and honored to be able to learn from Wilcox and all the other great coaches. It is an honor to be able to help Cal's rich traditions in football and academic excellence. It's also an honor to be able to meet and work with the Cal student-athletes. We are excited to be a part of the Cal community with our son, wife and daughter. Go Bears!

Brown's history:

California - Defensive Backs (Present)

- Cal's defensive backs coach hired Dec. 23, 2021

Washington - Assistant defensive backs (2020-21)

- He returned to Washington for the second of his two coaching stints with Huskies in 2020

- A 2021 defensive backs team was formed that helped the Huskies to lead the nation in passing yards allowed (143.3 ypg), a staggering 25.0 yards more than No. 2 Cincinnati is the Pac-12's pacesetter and ranks third nationally in team passing efficiency defense (106.71). They also rank in the top 15 nationally for all penalty categories.

- In 2021, coached a pair of All-Pac-12 defensive backs: Kyler Gordon and Trent McDuffie. Elijah Molden was a first-teamer in 2020, when McDuffie was awarded second-team honors.

- Helped 2020 squad win the Pac-12 North title, and posted a 3-1 overall record in a season that was cut to just four games by COVID-19

- A significant part in the Huskies' 2020 Pac-12 lead in passing yards (185.0 ypg; #13 NCAA) as well as total defense (346.2ypg) while the scoring defense was second in conference (25.0ppg).

Vanderbilt - Cornerbacks (2018-19)

- Two seasons spent at Vanderbilt, with the Commodores reaching Texas Bowl and their best record in eight years. His first campaign in 2018 was his best.

- In 2018, Joejuan Williams was selected as second-team All Southeastern Conference selection. Williams was the cornerback for the SEC and led the way in interceptions (4) while also leading the league in pass breakups (14) & passes defended (18). He was then selected by New England in round 45 of the 2019 NFL Draft.

Washington - Defensive Graduate Assistant (2015-17).

- He spent three seasons as the Huskies' first coach, winning the Pac-12 title, and reaching the College Football Playoff 2016. The Huskies had a 29-11 overall record (.725) and a 19-8 Pac-12 record (.704) during this stretch. They also played in bowls every season (2015 Heart of Dallas Bowl and 2016 Peach Bowl, 2017, Fiesta Bowl).

- As a coach for the Washington team that won the Pac-12 total defense and scoring defense championships for three consecutive years from 2015-17

- Worked alongside a number of future NFL defensive backs such as Budda Baker and Sidney Jones. Taylor Rapp and Keith Taylor were also involved. Zeke Turner was an All-American, while Baker and Jones were both All-Americans. During the period, five Husky defensive backs earned All-Pac-12 honors.

Cal Poly - Cornerbacks, Spring 2015

- As the cornerbacks coach

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