Nate Brown joined North Texas ahead of the 2016 season as the cornerbacks coach. He oversaw a position group that had nine of the team's 14 interceptions, including the team-leader in that category, Nate Brooks (four). The Mean Green's scoring defense improved by 8.7 points per game from the 2015 season, which ranked 13th in the nation.
Brown spent 2015 coaching cornerbacks at his alma mater, ULM.
In his second stint with ULM, having previous served as a defensive graduate assistant in 2012, Brown coached cornerback Trey Caldwell, who earned honorable mention all-Sun Belt honors in 2015. Caldwell had 52 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and had 10 pass break-ups in 2015, and was selected in the fifth round of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns.
Brown was the defensive backs coach while also assistant in recruiting and serving as the academic liaison at Grambling State in 2014. In his one season with the Tigers, the squad finished 7-5 overall and posted a six win improvement from the 2013 season.
While at Grambling State, Brown helped guide Tyree Hollins to a stat line of 10 tackles, two tackles for loss, two interceptions and one sack, which helped Hollins earn both SWAC and National FCS Player of the Week honors. Hollins also led the SWAC in interceptions.
As a team, Grambling State finished third in the SWAC in interceptions under Brown’s tutelage. With Brown as the academic liaison, the Tigers finished the year with the highest improvement in APR as they saw a 50 percent increase in the team’s cumulative GPA.
His first full-time coaching position was at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss., where he coached the program’s wide receivers and was the pass game coordinator and punt return coordinator. Brown helped lead Millsaps as they became the 2013 SAA champions. He also coached three All-Conference players in Zander Romano, Trevor King and Beau Wells.
Brown served as a defensive graduate assistant coach in 2012 and was part of the coaching staff that guided the Warhawks to their first-ever FBS Bowl Game (Advocare V100 Independence Bowl, Shreveport, La., Dec. 28).
Brown was a four-year letterwinner as part of the Warhawk secondary. During his first three seasons, Brown played at the corner position before switching to safety. He was named third-team All-Sun Belt by Phil Steele following a strong junior campaign in 2010. He also earned Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association Defensive Player of the Week honors following a standout performance against Arkansas (Sept. 11, 2010).
Brown graduated from ULM with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with a concentration in Fitness & Sports Studies in December 2010. Brown also earned a post-graduate degree as he earned a Master’s degree in Education in December 2012.