Browns coach Eric Mangini added two college assistants to his staff Tuesday - Steve Hagen of North Carolina as tight ends coach and Williamsport native Gary Brown of Rutgers as running backs coach.
The move was first reported on Saturday.
Brown, a former NFL running back, played eight seasons with Houston, San Diego and the New York Giants. He was running backs coach at Rutgers last season.
Brown spent the 2008 season as the running backs coach at Rutgers, where he helped the Scarlet Knights to an 8-5 mark and a victory in the Papajohns.com Bowl. Brown helped Kordell Young, Jourdan Brooks and Joe Martinek combine for 1,474 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns in 2008.
An eighth-round draft choice of the Houston Oliers in 1991, Brown played eight seasons in the NFL for the Oilers, Chargers and Giants. He rushed for more than 1,000 yards in a seasontwice, including 1,002 in 1993 en route to earning All-AFC honors with Houston. Following his retirement from the NFL, Brown moved into the coaching ranks as offensive coordinator at Williamsport High School from 2000-02, before moving to Lycoming and Susquehanna.
Brown also coached running backs for the New York Giants in training camp in 2005, and then worked with the Green Bay Packers (2006) and Carolina Panthers (2007) as part of the NFL's Minority Coaching Fellowship program. He also coached tight ends at the Penn State Football Camp in June 2005.
Brown was a running back and defensive back at Penn State from 1987-90 and led the team in rushing in 1988.