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Tim Brewster

Tim Brewster

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Birth Date: 12/31/1969
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Position: Head Coach
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Tim Brewster was the Minnesota Gophers football team head coach from 2007 to the middle of 2010. He was named the Minnesota Gopher Head Coach on January 17, 2007. The 21-year coaching veteran came from the Denver Broncos organization in the National Football League, where he had spent the past two seasons as the Broncos’ tight ends coach. He was fired on October 17, 2010 after a 28-17 loss to Purdue.

Tim Brewster was targeted by the University of Minnesota because of his success in coaching NFL-caliber players. In 2006, Brewster helped Broncos then rookie Tony Scheffler lead the NFL in average yards per reception by a tight end with a 15.9-yard average. Brewster’s tight end crew in Denver also helped the Broncos to a 13-3 record in 2005, good enough for an AFC West title.

Before going to Denver, Tim Brewster was part of the San Diego Chargers coaching staff from 2002-04 and helped develop superstar tight end Antonio Gates. From 1998-2001, Brewster was tight ends coach at the University of Texas. From 1989-1997, Brewster was tight ends coach at the University of North Carolina. In his collegiate coaching career before the Gophers, Brewster developed six tight ends who signed NFL contracts, including Alge Crumpler of the Atlanta Falcons.

Tim Brewster began his coaching career in 1986 at Purdue University, where he worked with tight ends and offensive tackles as a graduate assistant. Brewster also spent time at Central Catholic High School in Lafayette, Indiana.

Tim Brewster is a former two-time All-Big Ten Conference selection at the University of Illinois. Brewster was the captain on the 1984 Illini Rose Bowl squad. Brewster graduated from Illinois with a bachelor’s in political science.

Tim Brewster is a native of Phillipsburg, New Jersey. He and his wife, Cathleen, have three sons: Eric, Clint and Nolan. In 4 years at Minnesota, Tim Brewster was 15-29 and was 6-7 in 2009.

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