Bronco Beat

Get to know the Boise State football coaches: Julius Brown

Note: I’m reposting the profiles I wrote on each of the Boise State football coaches with some additional reporting that didn’t make the stories. The last one will appear on game day.


Defensive backs coach

Age: 33

Hometown: Stockton, Calif. (He lived in Lake Charles, La., until high school.)

Playing career: Cornerback at Boise State (1999-2003). He started from 2001 to 2003.

Coaching career: Capital High defensive backs coach (2005), Boise State graduate assistant in football operations (2006), Boise State offensive graduate assistant (2007-08), Boise State director of player personnel (2009-11), Troy cornerbacks coach (2012), Arkansas State cornerbacks and nickels coach (2013)

Education: Bachelor’s degree in general business administration (2006)

Family: Single

Did you know? Brown led the WAC in passes defended with 17 in 2002 and 22 in 2003. His 19 pass breakups in 2003 are the most by a Bronco in the FBS era.

Quotable: “It’s really a dream come true to be able to coach at the place you played at, to coach the position you played, and to do it on a great staff.” — Brown

Our profile (May 13)


— Brown was an offensive graduate assistant for two years at Boise State. The offensive coordinator at the time was Bryan Harsin.

— Brown on whether he told Harsin he wanted to follow him from Arkansas State to Boise State: “I think he knew all the guys from Boise wanted to come back.”

— Brown on coaching with his former coaches and teammates: “I have guys who are friends who are going to do everything to help me out and I’m going to do the same thing for them.”

— Brown on defensive coordinator Marcel Yates: “I’m not worried about him stepping on my toes at all. A lot of things I know I learned from him.”

— Cornerback Donte Deayon on Brown: “He’s going to give it to us straightforward. He’s going to let us know how we’re doing and he’s not going to sugarcoat anything.”

Tomorrow: Scott Huff

Previously: Kent Riddle, Andy Avalos, Steve Caldwell