Tyler Brown is the Special Teams Graduate Assistant at the University of Michigan football under Coach Jim Harbaugh. Through his father, Randy Brown, the Special Teams Coach at the Baltimore Ravens, Tyler has been surrounded by elite place kickers and punters for nearly 2 decades. He has been by his father’s side while he coached NFL placekickers such as:
- Jason Elam (Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, Brookwood High School)
- David Akers (Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Washington Redskins, Berlin Thunder, Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions, University of Louisville, Tates Creek High School)
- Billy Cundiff (Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins, New York Jets, Cleveland Browns, Drake University)
- Justin Tucker (Baltimore Ravens, Texas A&M University, Westlake High School)
- Wil Lutz (New Orleans Saints, Georgia State University, Northgate High School)
Tyler learned from “The Wolfpack,” the best specialist unit to ever be assembled in the NFL. The Wolfpack is made up of Baltimore Ravens players: kicker Justin Tucker, punter Sam Koch, and long snapper Morgan Cox. Tyler knows what it takes to earn a job, but also keep one and win Championships like the Baltimore Ravens did in capturing the 2012 Super Bowl XLVII (Ray Lewis was on that team.)
Coach Brown has taken his vast experience gained from his mentorship under his father Randy and implemented it with the University of Michigan Wolverines. In 3 seasons, numerous school records have been broken by current U of M Wolverines, Jake Moody and Quinn Nordin. Most importantly, the system in place is working like a well-oiled engine.
The inaugural episode of the Simple Kicking podcast opens the lessons Ty Brown has learned from his specialists and his techniques on coaching special teams. His best advice comes on recruiting and how kickers and punters can improve. For example, his specialists watch film on NFL kickers like Harrison Butker of the Kansas City Chiefs, and emulate their technique.