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Steelers Hire Grady Brown as Secondary Coach



The Steelers have officially announced the hiring of Grady Brown as secondary coach, filling all of the team’s coaching vacancies for the 2021 offseason.

Brown, whose hiring was first reported by on Saturday, comes to the Steelers from the University of Houston, where he was defensive backs coach for all of about a week. He spent 2020 as the defensive coordinator at McNeese State, but also did not coach a game, as the Cowboys’ fall season was postponed to this spring.

Brown previously coached at Old Dominion, Louisville, Alabama State, Birmingham Southern, South Carolina, Southern Miss and Alabama A&M and has been an NFL intern with Seattle and Kansas City.

A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Brown was a defensive back at Alabama A&M from 1995-98 and went on to play in the Arena Football League.

He replaces former defensive backs coach Tom Bradley, whose contract the Steelers did not renew back on Jan. 14. Exchanging Bradley for Brown has been the only change to the team’s defensive coaching staff this offseason.

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