Arizona hires Michigan’s Don Brown to lead defense

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona has employed Michigan defensive coordinator Don Brown to lead its protection underneath new coach Jedd Fisch.

Nicknamed “Dr. Blitz,” Brown heads to the desert after five seasons underneath Jim Harbaugh.

“Don Brown has coordinated the most elite defenses in all of school soccer, yr in and yr out, and today Wildcat Nation, we get to introduce him to you as our new defensive coordinator,” Fisch claimed in a statement on Thursday.

Brown has coached virtually 45 yrs and is a five-time nominee — a finalist in 2016 — for the Broyles Award, offered per year to the nation’s best assistant coach. He also served as defensive coordinator at Boston Higher education (2013-fifteen), UConn (2011-12) and Maryland (2009).

Brown also served as head coach at Massachusetts, Northeastern and Plymouth Condition.