2018 College Football Hall of Fame electee Coach Mack Brown was honored at North Carolina on Aug. 11 with an NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salute, presented by Fidelity Investments, during a special celebration of Tar Heel football.
During 10 seasons as the head coach at North Carolina from 1988-97, Brown won 69 games – tied for the second most victories in school history. His Tar Heels would post winning records in his final eight seasons and go to bowl games every year beginning in 1992, including a win in the 1993 Peach Bowl, the program’s first bowl appearance since 1986. The 1996 ACC Coach of the Year led North Carolina to three 10-win seasons, and the team finished in the top 25 four times, including a No. 10 ranking in 1996 and the No. 4 spot in 1997. Overall, Brown racked up 244 career victories – the 10th most by a coach in FBS history – in 30 seasons as a head coach, which also included stints at Appalachian State (1983), Tulane (1985-87) and Texas (1998-2013).
During the NFF Hall of Fame On-Campus Salutes, each inductee returns to his alma mater or school where they coached to be honored for their upcoming College Football Hall of Fame induction. Brown will officially be inducted during the 61st NFF Annual Awards Dinner at the New York Hilton Midtown on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
Those who took part in the celebration at Chapel Hill included North Carolina Athletics Director Bubba Cunningham, Tar Heel football coach Larry Fedora, NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell and a number of Brown’s former North Carolina players, including College Football Hall of Famer Dre Bly.