Corey Brown is in his second season as a graduate assistant for the defensive coaching staff at the University of Notre Dame. A former defensive lineman at the University of Iowa, Brown has six years of coaching experience - all with the defensive line - and will work with defensive line coach Mike Elston and his group this year.
Brown coached the previous three seasons at Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He focused on the defensive line and also served as a strength and conditioning coach. At Iowa Western, Brown helped six players earn scholarships to Football Bowl Subdivision schools such as Oregon, Washington State, West Virginia and Iowa State. He coached one All-American and had eight all-region or all-conference performers.
From 2006-07, Brown coached the defensive line and again was a strength and conditioning coach at North Iowa Area Community College.
Brown graduated from the University of Iowa in 2005 with a sociology degree. He was a member of the Hawkeyes football team from 1995-99. Brown was a teammate of Notre Dame defensive coordinator Bob Diaco in 1995 and with co-defensive coordinator Kerry Cooks from 1995-97. Brown's defensive coordinator at Iowa from 1995-98 was Bob Elliott, Notre Dame's current safeties coach. As a senior in 1999, Brown started all 11 games at defensive tackle, ranked ninth on the team with 52 tackles and earned the team's defensive hustle award.
Following college, Brown played five years on the defensive and offensive line for the Quad City Steam Wheelers in the Arena Football League 2. Brown helped the Steam Wheelers claim back-to-back AFL2 championships as Quad City posted a combined 37-1 record in Brown's first two seasons with the club.
A native of Houston, Texas, Brown is single and has two daughters, Erin and Kayla, and one son, Anthony. Brown resides in South Bend.