Thomas Brown leaving UGA

ATHENS, Ga. -- Thomas Brown became the most recent defection from Georgia's football strength and conditioning staff on Tuesday when he accepted a job at UT-Chattanooga as running backs coach.

Following stints in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons and Cleveland Browns, Brown worked at his alma mater for the last year as an assistant strength coach under Joe Tereshinski.

He joins Keith Gray among UGA strength coaches who have accepted other positions since the end of football season. Gray recently took a job with the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles.

In addition, strength assistant John Kasay recently re-retired after working with Tereshinski's staff over the last year.

Brown, 25, was a standout running back at Georgia between 2004-07. He rushed for 2,646 yards and 23 touchdowns in his UGA career and also set numerous team weightlifting records for running backs. According to his entry in Georgia's football media guide, Brown was "the strongest pound-for-pound football player in the history of Georgia football during his playing career."