Fran Brown hired as Syracuse head coach

Georgia staffer Fran Brown has been hired to be the new head football coach at Syracuse, the school officially announced on Tuesday. Brown has been coaching defensive backs in Athens for the past two seasons after holding the same role for two years at Rutgers.

“Fran is an outstanding coach, recruiter and person, and exactly who we need to take Syracuse Football to the next level,” AD John Wildhack said. “Fran has clearly articulated a vision for the future of our football program, and he is a powerhouse recruiter with deep ties to the geographies from where we need to draw consistently. Fran has had tremendous success recruiting to a variety of programs—in the South, Southwest and Northeast, and I have no doubt he will bring that track record here to Syracuse. I am looking forward to welcoming Fran and his family to the Orange community. The future is bright for our football program.”

Brown is a Camden, New Jersey native who played at Western Carolina and spent a number of years earlier in his career working under Matt Rhule at Temple and Baylor. He was hired by Kirby Smart is 2022 and played an important role for the National Champions both on and off the field. A skilled recruiter, Brown is currently ranked #1 in country with the 2024 class by 247Sports.

“I am incredibly proud to be leading Syracuse Football at a university with a rich and storied tradition of academic and athletic excellence,” Brown said. “Syracuse Football has outstanding talent, great facilities and passionate alumni. The success of the players is my No. 1 priority—on and off the field. I want my guys to succeed in life, because they played football at Syracuse. My immediate area of focus is building relationships with my current players and putting together an elite staff, while also having fun on the recruiting trail. I’m ready to get to work and look forward to building something special for our fans.”


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