Jake Dickert’s assistant coaching staff is complete.

On Tuesday, Washington State announced that Dickert has hired former Utah State corners coach Ray Brown to serve in the same capacity for the Cougars. Brown returns to Pullman after serving as a defensive grad assistant on Mike Leach’s staff in 2013.

“Through an extensive interview process, Ray Brown has proven his ability to coach and teach our scheme at the highest level,” Dickert said in a release from the program. “His passion and energy for mentoring young men is easy to see and I believe he allows our players to be their personal best. Join me in welcoming Ray Brown and family to WSU.

“Ray completes our full-time staff and I know we have surrounded our team with the right coaches and people that will make all Cougs proud. We are all excited for the journey ahead.”

Brown spent the 2021 season coaching at Utah State, helping the Aggies to an 11-3 record and a victory over Oregon State in the Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl, a win that put the capper on a strong turnaround. The Aggies went just 1-5 during the 2020 season.

Prior to Utah State, Brown spent two seasons (2019-20) as the cornerbacks coach at Troy and three seasons (2016-18) at Abilene Christian, where he coached the defensive backs.