MADISON, Wis. — Former Wisconsin soccer assistant coach Gary Brown has died.
Brown joined the Badgers program as operating backs coach earlier than the 2021 season, however he had been away from the crew for the reason that Las Vegas Bowl in December.
The 52-year-old performed his school soccer with Penn State earlier than spending eight seasons within the NFL with a number of groups, together with the Charges and Giants.
He had additionally been a operating backs coach for the NFL’s Cowboy and Browns, in addition to Big Ten foe Rutgers.
Several Badgers chimed in Sunday evening on Twitter, mourning Brown’s loss of life.
“This one hurts,” mentioned operating again Braelon Allen. “Rest easy coach.”
Safety Collin Wilder shared a video of Brown, saying it was “Just a small sample of the light [he] was to everyone around him.”
“I am deeply saddened by Gary’s passing,” mentioned UW head coach Paul Chryst in an announcement. “Though he was only on our staff for a year he had a profound impact on our players and our program. We are all better people for having known Gary. He was a tremendous person, a terrific coach and a joy to be around. He had great energy and passion for life and that showed every day.”
Information on providers for Brown is pending.
According to his UW Athletics profile, Brown leaves behind a spouse, Kim; daughters Malena and Dorianna; and son Tre.
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