Brewster has had vast experience on the college and NFL levels, including as a head coach, assistant head coach and assistant coach.
He began his college coaching career coaching for Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina. He coached there from 1989 to 1997. When Brown took the University of Texas head coaching position, he brought Brewster with him. Brewster coached at Texas from 1998 to 2001.
Brewster moved into the pro coaching ranks in 2002, coaching the tight ends for the San Diego Chargers from 2002 to 2004. In addition to coaching tight ends, he was also promoted to assistant head coach in 2004. He took the tight ends coaching position with the Denver Broncos in 2005 and coached through the 2006 season before taking the head coaching position at the University of Minnesota.
He coached at Minnesota from 2007 to 2010 and took them to two bowl games during his four years before leaving in 2010.
Known as an outstanding recruiter, he recruited such outstanding players as Vince Young at the University of Texas. While the head coach at Minnesota, he signed one 5-star recruit and eleven 4-star recruits according to the Scout.com player recruiting rankings, including current San Diego Chargers defensive back Traye Simmons.
He played college football at the University of Illinois where he was a two-time All-Big Ten Conference at tight end.
Prior to joining Mississippi State, he was a college football analyst for the FoxSports network.
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