Brown served as defensive coordinator at Northwest Rankin last season. He spent seven years as head coach at Clinton, leading the Class 6A Arrows to the playoffs in six of those seasons. He also served as defensive coordinator and powerlifting coach during his 16-year tenure there.
He was introduced at the school on Friday afternoon and met with players afterwards.
“There are very few places where you find great people, a great community and a great school system all in one place, but Pontotoc has it all,” Brown said in an interview with the Pontotoc Progress.
Brown has an overall record of 54-31. He takes over a team that went 4-7 last season and missed the 4A playoffs. Former Pontotoc coach Ken Byars stepped down to become the principal at Amory Middle School.
Pontotoc last made the playoffs in 2009, a first-round loss at Louisville.
Brown and his wife Robin have two children, Alice, 11 and Jack, 7. He will begin his new position as head coach and athletic director in the spring.
“I wanted to be a football coach because of the impact one of my former coaches had on me,” Brown told the Progress. “He set an example for me and I want to set an example for these young people.”