On Thursday evening, Cal announced it has officially added Terrence Brown to the coaching staff.

Brown was most recently on Jimmy Lake’s Washington coaching staff, but was not retained by new head coach Kalen DeBoer. As other UW assistants have found their next landings spots relatively quickly, so too has Brown. He’ll split duties with Tre Watson coaching up the Cal secondary.

“We are excited to add Terrence Brown to our coaching staff,” coach Justin Wilcox said in a release. “He is an exuberant young coach who is also quite familiar with the Pac-12. I have been impressed with Terrence in our conversations about this position and have also received tremendous feedback from several members of our staff who have either worked with Terrence, or know him well through mutual coaching acquaintances.”

Brown was with the Huskies as a grad assistant for three seasons from 2015-17. He got his first full-time assistant position at Vanderbilt in 2018, where he spent two seasons as the corners coach before moving back to Washington for the 2020 season.

“I’m extremely humbled and honored to have the opportunity to learn from and coach alongside coach Wilcox, as well as all of the other great coaches on the staff,” Brown said. “Becoming a part of and having a chance to contribute to Cal’s rich tradition in football and academic excellence is truly an honor. I’m also beyond excited to have the chance to work with and get to know the elite student-athletes at Cal. My wife, son and I are looking forward to joining the Cal community. Go Bears!”