NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt cornerbacks coach Terrance Brown has been named among 247 Sports’ “30Under30 for 2019”, recognizing the top 30 coaches in the nation under 30 years old, the publication announced Monday.
The 28-year-old, who enters his second season with the Commodores, bolstered his football education as a student-athlete at Stanford, winning a Pac-12 title in 2012. Brown spent three seasons as a graduate assistant at Washington where he helped develop one of the nation’s best secondary units.
In 2018, the Compton, California, native tutored junior Joejuan Williams into one of the nation’s top cornerbacks. Williams topped the Commodores with four interceptions and 18 passes defended during the season. He also led all cornerbacks in the SEC cornerbacks in both categories.
Brown also helped Donovan Sheffield to his best year as a senior. Sheffield was tied for second on the Commodores with five pass breakups while posting 38 tackles as a 12-game starter.
Brown played for Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason at Stanford, where he was a two-year starter at cornerback.
As a senior at Stanford, he started all 14 games at cornerback, finishing fifth on the team with 65 total tackles as the Cardinal (12-2) won the Pac-12 championship and defeated Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl.
As a junior in 2011, he started nine games and appeared in all 13 games as the Cardinal went 11-2 and earned a berth in the Fiesta Bowl.
Brown also played in six games as a sophomore in 2010 for a Stanford squad that went 12-1 and beat Virginia Tech in the Orange Bowl.