The Buffs have hired ShaDon Brown as their new cornerbacks coach according to a source at Colorado.

Brown coached cornerbacks at Army this past season after spending the previous five years at Wofford.

Brown will replace Charles Clark, who left CU for Oregon earlier this month after four seasons in Boulder.

With Brown coaching corners this past season, Army was sixth nationally in pass defense, allowing just 170.2 yards per game. The Black Knights tied for 11th with 17 interceptions and 42nd in opponent completion percentage (56.5). Only 16 teams allowed fewer touchdown passes (14) and only eight allowed fewer passing plays of 10-plus yards (82).

Army ranked 17th nationally in pass efficiency defense (115.11 opponent QB rating) after ranking 99th in 2015 before Brown arrived.

During his time at Wofford, which plays in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), Brown coached cornerbacks his first four seasons and safeties in his final season. He also spent two seasons as the special teams coordinator and was named recruiting coordinator in 2015.

In the summer of 2015, Brown worked as a defensive backs intern with the NFL's Carolina Panthers.

As a player at Campbellsville University, an NAIA school in Kentucky, Brown played linebacker. During his first seasons in coaching, he worked with linebackers at the University of Cumberlands (2003-05) and at Campbellsville (2006).


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Brown coached high school football from 2007-10, including three seasons as the head coach at Rowan County High School in Kentucky. He took over a team had back-to-back two-win seasons before his arrival and led them to a 10-2 record in his final season. He had a 21-13 mark in three seasons at Rowan County.

CU still has one open full-time assistant coaching positions to fill after safeties coach Joe Tumpkin resigned on Friday.

Contact staff writer Brian Howell at howellb@dailycamera.com or twitter.com/BrianHowell33.