LOUISVILLE, Ky. (KT) - Louisville on Tuesday announced the hiring of three assistant coaches for Scott Satterfield's football staff, two of whom had been reported earlier.
The trio of new additions and their responsibilities: Bryan Brown, defensive coordinator; Frank Ponce, quarterbacks; and ShaDon Brown, safties.
Bryan Brown had served in the same capacity at Appalachian State since 2017, coaching one of the top defensive units in the country. Before that, he had been safties coach for the Mountaineers for six seasons. This year App State ranked sixth in the nation in both total defense (279.3 ypg) and scoring defense (15.7 ppg) while holding seven opponents to 10 points or less.
Ponce comes to UofL after six years as the co-offensive coordinator/passing game coordinator under Satterfield. App State scored 30 or more points in nine games this season and also rushed for over 200 yards nine times. Ponce has also had success in recruiting the state of Florida, where many of the Cardinals' players come from.
ShaDon Brown spent the last two seasons as the secondary coach at the University of Colorado under Mike MacIntyre, who was fired at the end of the season. The Buffalos led the Pac-12 Conference in opponents' completion percentage (56.7) this year after ranking fourth in 2017. A native of Danville, Ky., Brown was a starting linebacker at Campbellsville University, an NAIA school.
He began his coaching career as an assistant at the University of the Cumberlands and was an assistant at Boyle County High School in 2007, then head coach at Rowan County High from 2008-10. He moved back into college coaching at Wofford in 2011 and coached cornerbacks at Army for two seasons prior to joining MacIntyre's staff.
Louisville has also reportedly hired N.C. State offensive line coach Dwayne Ledford, who is expected to serve as offensive coordinator for Satterfield.