Cumbie adds Brown to Tech football staff

Louisiana Tech head coach Sonny Cumbie has added former Texas Tech coach Jake Brown as the wide receivers coach and co-offensive coordinator for the Bulldogs.

Brown started the past year in Lubbock as an offensive quality control coach before being elevated to a full-time assistant when Cumbie was promoted to interim head coach.

“Jake is an energetic coach that I have worked with many years that brings knowledge of offense and also knowledge of building relationships with his players,” said Cumbie. “He’s a smart ball coach that will be a relentless recruiter. He and his family will be wonderful ambassadors of Louisiana Tech University.”

Brown spent the 2020 season as the offensive quality control coach for Dave Aranda and the Baylor Bears.

“My family and I are excited for the opportunity to be a part of Coach Cumbie’s staff and the Louisiana Tech football family,” said Brown. “I have known and worked alongside Coach Cumbie for many years and have always admired him both as a coach and a man.

“Coach Cumbie is going to do amazing things at Louisiana Tech, and we are honored to join him on this journey.  My family and I cannot wait to get to the great state of Louisiana and to begin building relationships with the student athletes, coaches, and administration in the Louisiana Tech athletics program. Go Dogs.”

Brown spent one season as offensive coordinator at West Texas A&M in Canyon in 2019. He helped the Buffaloes to an 8-3 mark after guided the offense to an increase of almost 10 points per game and over 100 yards per game.

He served as an analyst at TCU in 2018, following two seasons as running backs coach at Stephen F. Austin (2016-17). During his second season at SFA, he coached running back Kijana Amous who totaled 983 all-purpose yards, marking the most for a Lumberjack in a single season since 2014.

Brown spent three previous seasons at TCU from 2014-16, serving as the Horned Frogs’ director of high school relations in 2016 after working as a graduate assistant for the 2014 and 2015 campaigns. Brown primarily served as an inside wide receivers coach as a graduate assistant where the Horned Frogs’ posted a record of 23-3, capturing the 2014 Big 12 Championship and earning victories in both the 2014 Peach Bowl and the 2016 Alamo Bowl.

During his time in Fort Worth, Brown helped coach seven players who made NFL rosters following their collegiate careers as TCU ranked in the top five in the nation in offense.

Before arriving at TCU, Brown coached on the high school level in Texas at Arlington Martin, Lake Travis and Midlothian where he worked with a number of Division I players, including a pair of No. 1 overall draft picks in Myles Garrett and 2017 Heisman Trophy winner Baker Mayfield.

The Ennis, Texas native graduated with his bachelor’s degree from North Texas in 2009. He is married to the former Brittany Bunnell. The couple has a daughter, Harper.

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