Gilbert Brown wants to run a college football program one day. Heck, he’d coach in the NFL too if he had the opportunity.
So the former Green Bay Packers nose tackle is putting in his dues in the lower ranks. He’s coaching the La Crosse Spartans in the Indoor Football League and he’s added another team to the mix. He’s been hired as the coach of the Green Bay Chill, a new team in the Lingerie Football League.
The popular former player was just finished participating in the Packers’ tailgate tour around northern Wisconsin and he’s excited to still be closely tied to the organization. But coaching is what drives him right now, especially a shot to work with athletes in college.
“That’s my main goal,” Brown told the Green Bay Press-Gazette. “I can wait to give the NFL a shot, but my main goal is to be a head coach in college.
“You get offers, and I know head coaches around and everything, but I’m just taking it slow and enjoying my time. Enjoying my family. Coaching is a big duty, and it takes you away from your family a lot.”
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