Mitch Browning
Mitch Browning
Phone: (330) 972-6289
Position: Offensive Line Coach
Alma Mater: Capital, 1979

• A respected recruiter and 30-plus-year coaching veteran who has instructed seven different positions during his career, Mitch Browning is in his second season as offensive line coach. He joined the staff after one season (2009) at Tennessee, where he served as a graduate assistant.

• At Tennessee, the experienced mentor made an immediate impact on the offensive line as the Volunteers allowed only 12 sacks and was among the nation’s least penalized teams that season. In addition, tailback Montario Hardesty rushed for 1,345 yards and 13 touchdowns.

• Prior to his one season at UT, Browning spent 2008 at Syracuse as offensive coordinator, and was at Minnesota from 1997-2005. At UM, he served as offensive coordinator and recruiting coordinator, and also worked with tight ends and tackles.

• While at Minnesota, he helped the Gophers rank among the nation’s top 35 in total offense for seven-consecutive seasons and produced the top-five single-season total offensive efforts in school history.

• In 2003, Browning was a finalist for the Frank Broyles Award, presented annually to the nation’s top assistant coach. Also that season, as co-offensive coordinator, Minnesota produced a school and Big Ten record 6,430 yards of total offense with its 3,789 rushing yards ranking fourth in league history and 503 points (sixth). The previous season, the Gophers set school records for touchdowns in a season (45) and first downs (268).

• Browning also spent nine seasons at Kansas, serving as defensive backs coach (1988-90), linebackers coach (1991-94) and recruiting coordinator/tight ends coach (1995-96).

• His first full-time post came at Kent State in 1983. He spent two seasons as the KSU quarterbacks and wide receivers coach before serving as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks and tight ends coach (1985-87).

• Browning began his coaching career as a graduate assistant with Miami (Ohio) in 1979, working with the defensive backs before spending two seasons (1980-81) as a part-time assistant, working with wide receivers, at North Carolina State. In 1982, he was a graduate assistant coach at Ohio State.

• Browning is a native of Perrysville, Ohio (Loudonville High School).

• A 1979 graduate of Capital University, he is married to the former Jane Grey Baldwin.