Brown comes to Southern Miss after an extensive coaching and operations career.
In March 2013, Southern Miss head football coach Todd Monken announced the addition of Dayne Brown to his staff with the title of Director of High School Relations. Brown's day-to-day responsibilities include, but are not limited to, managing and coordinating NCAA permissible recruiting activities for the football program. He is charged with determining recruiting needs and initiating recruiting program modifications where needed.
Brown is responsible for organizing and communicating recruiting needs in consultation with Coach Monken. In addition, he organizes and coordinates all official, unofficial and game day visits.
Brown came to Southern Miss following a two-year stint as the defensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator at the University of Pikeville in Pikeville, Ky. With his extensive ties to the Florida area, Brown brought in numerous high-ranking recruiting classes for the NAIA Bears.
Prior to going back to the collegiate ranks, Brown spent two years as the head football coach and head weightlifting coach at Harmony High School in Florida where he was named the 2009 Florida Athletic Coaches Association 4A Coach of the Year and the 2009 Orange Belt Conference Weightlifting Coach of the Year after leading the team to a conference title. During his time at Harmony, the football team recorded their first ever wins against rival powers Osceola and Bishop Moore.
Brown's experience in collegiate football operations dates back to his time at Northwestern University, under coach Pat Fitzgerald, where he served during the 2007 season through the signing class of 2008. Under Brown's direction, Northwestern signed the most successful senior class in school history, a group that recorded 40 wins and appeared in five bowl games. With the Wildcats, Brown directed all recruiting and high school relations efforts while also coordinating all of the day-to-day recruiting operations to include official, unofficial and game day visits.
As the Associate Director of Football Operations, Brown also helped coordinate team travel and training camp schedules and the annual recruiting budget at Big 10 Northwestern.
Brown joined the Northwestern staff after stops at Lake Howell High School (Winter Park, Fla. - June 2006-May 2007) and St. Cloud High School (St. Cloud, Fla. - Aug. 2005-May 2006) where he served as the school's defensive coordinator. His longest high school stint was as Magoffin County High School, near the University of Pikeville, where he served as the team's head coach from July 1999 to March 2005.
A 1996 graduate of Morehead State University, Brown received his bachelor's degree in social sciences and a master's in educational leadership at Union College. He is married to the former Gina Arnett and has a daughter, Hannah.