“Anyone that is a football fan knows about the Mack Brown coaching career, and how it came to be so successful. William Mack Brown, more commonly called Mack Brown, is the head coach of the University of Texas Longhorn football team. Mack Brown took his team to a Rose Bowl victory and a National Championship in 2005. Up through 2006, he helped his team to win 10 or more games for the last six years. This is the best ten-win streak in the history of the NCAA. As great as Mack Brown was the past couple of years, the Mack Brown Coaching Career started long before this.
Mack was born in Cookeville, Tennessee and attended Putnam County High School, where he began playing football, as had his father and grandfather. He attended Vanderbilt University, graduated from Florida State University and started coaching as a student coach when an injury ended his playing career. The Mack Brown coaching career continued when he then became a wide receivers coach first at Memphis state and then at Iowa state. In 1982, his venture was at LSU as a quarterbacks coach.
In 1983, he got his first head coaching job with the Appalachian State, where he led them to a winning record. When he didn’t get the head coach job at LSU, he took a position as offensive coordinator for the Oklahoma Sooners. One of his quarterbacks here was future Hall of Famer Troy Aikman. The second head coaching position of the Mack Brown coaching career was with Tulane in 1985, where he turned the team around and led them to the Independence Bowl. For his great working coaching at Appalachian State, Tulane and North Carolina, Mack Brown was awarded the Paul “”Bear”” Bryant Award for “”Coach of the Year””.
In December 1997, the Mack Brown coaching career took another step forward with his offer to come to Texas and coach for the University of Texas. At first, Mack wanted to stay where he was in North Carolina, but Texas wanted him badly enough so they offered him a lot in salary and benefits until he accepted. Mack Brown has made many career accomplishments in his career. One of the many accomplishments is his having 17 consecutive winning seasons, second only to Bobby Bowden.
In 2005, he was part of the Big 12 Conference Championship and the 2005 NCAA Football National Championship. Brown also had 14 consecutive bowl game appearances. While working at Texas, players under his leadership that won awards are Heisman Trophy (Ricky Williams), Maxwell Award (Ricky Williams and Vince Young), Davey O’Brien Award Winners, Doak Walker Award, 2 Thorpe Award winners and 4 national player of the year honors. The awards and accomplishments of the Mack Brown coaching career go on and on.”