Former Tiger letterman Rod Brown was named a football strength and conditioning assistant in July 2011 after assisting in the department during the 2010 season.
A teammate of Coach Larry Porter, Brown lettered as a linebacker from 1990-93. He finished his career at Memphis with 238 tackles, including 14 TFL, in 41 games played. His best season was as a senior in 1993 when he posted 108 tackles and six sacks.
Prior to joining the strength and conditioning staff, Brown had coached football and taught physical education locally at Ridgeway High, White Station High and J.P. Freeman. He led White Station to an MIAA middle school football city championship in 2001 and league championships in 2001 and 2006.
In 2002, Brown was the defensive coordinator for the Memphis XPlorers Arena2 team in Memphis.
Brown earned his bachelor's degree from the U of M in 1994. He holds a national certification in strength and conditioning (USAW-1) and a safety and first aid certification.