Brian Michalowski

GA - Defense

Birth Date:  Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Brian Michalowski joined the University of Memphis football staff as a Defensive Graduate Assistant in 2016, assisting defensive line coach, Paul Randolph, by coaching the “Kat” position. Michalowski recruits the Kansas Junior Colleges, Maryland and the Chicago area for the Tigers.

Prior to taking the position at the University of Memphis, Michalowski spent the 2015 season as Defensive Coordinator for Garden City Community College in the Kansas Jayhawk Conference. At Garden City CC, Michalowski coached current Tiger safety Jonathan Cook. Garden City CC had a monumental win in 2015 versus #1 NJCAA ranked Butler County Community College, collecting 11 sacks on defense and holding Butler County to 20 points (25 points under their average points-per-game). Michalowski also coached the 2015 NJCAA Defensive Player of the Year. Garden City CC led the Kansas Jayhawk Conference in passing defense, holding opponents to 169 yards-per-game, forcing 14 interceptions, and amassing 31 sacks in 11 games.

Michalowski spent the 2014 season overseas coaching in the German Football League (GFL) as the Defensive Coordinator for the Cologne Falcons. Michalowski assisted in the club’s dramatic transition from a 2-12 record the to an 8-6 record in 2014, as well as the team’s first-ever playoff victory, eventually falling in the semifinals to the league champion. The Falcons improved in every defensive statistical category from the year prior, ranking third (of 16) in pass defense, third in turnover margin, fourth in interceptions, sixth in total defense, and sixth in scoring defense.

In 2013, Michalowski served as a Defensive Graduate Assistant at University of Wyoming under Head Coach Dave Christensen. There, Michalowski coached the “Buck” position, a stand up linebacker in a 3-4 defense, and had coaching responsibilities on all phases of special teams. 

Between 2007 to 2012, Michalowski climbed up the coaching ladder at his alma mater, Arizona State University. In 2012, Michalowski was a Defensive Graduate Assistant for current Head Coach Todd Graham, along with Coach Norvell and many other current Tiger coaches. The 2012 Sun Devils had a successful year with an 8-4 record, finishing the season with a victory in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl over Navy. Michalowski worked with the defensive line and held responsibilities coaching on special teams. The 2012 Sun Devil defense was second in the Pac-12 in total defense, second in the nation in sacks, second in the nation in tackles for loss, and first in the Pac-12 in pass defense.

Michalowski spent the 2011 season as a Defensive Quality Control assistant with Arizona State under Head Coach Dennis Erickson. In that role, Michalowski assisted with defensive backs and special teams, including a kickoff return unit that finished tenth in the nation and had six returns for touchdowns in two seasons.

Michalowski was a student assistant for Arizona State for four seasons, initially working with recruiting and special teams. Michalowski began working on the defensive side of the football in 2009, where he assisted with the defensive backs until 2011.

Additionally, Michalowski completed a training camp internship with the Buffalo Bills during the 2010 preseason, where he had responsibilities with pro personnel and camp operations.

Michalowski briefly coached at his alma mater, Notre Dame Prep, in Scottsdale, Ariz., in 2007.

Michalowski earned a bachelor's degree in marketing with a minor in psychology from Arizona State University in 2011.

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