The 36-year-old Brown coached the defensive backs from 2004-06
Corwin Brown, a defensive backs coach the past three seasons with the Jets, was named defensive coordinator at the University of Notre Dame on Friday. He will be in charge of an Irish unit which finished 65th nationally in total defense.
"This is a well-earned opportunity for Corwin," said Jets head coach Eric Mangini. "Since his days as a player, you could sense that Corwin would ultimately excel as a coach. We appreciate Corwin's contributions to the New York Jets and wish him all the best in his new position."
Brown, who was a member of the Green & White from 1997-'98 and played eight NFL seasons, excelled on special teams and was a hard-hitting safety. In South Bend, he will work under head coach Charlie Weis. The two have a great deal of familiarity with each other because Weis was an assistant when Brown played with both the Patriots (1993-'96) and then here with the Jets.
A native Midwesterner, Brown was an All-State prep football player and lettered in track at Julian High School in Chicago, Illinois. He played in three Rose Bowls while attending the University of Michigan and was an All-Big 10 safety in 1991 and 1992.