Brick’s road to success began in Gadsden, Alabama where from a young age he learned lessons of strength and survival. Brick grew up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Gadsden, the 11th street projects which was known for crime and poverty. Brick overcame adversity and experienced invaluable lessons of survival. His family always surrounded him in an environment of unconditional love and encouragement.

These two forces propelled Brick on his road to success. Despite growing up in the projects, the sense of community would lead Brick to an avenue of academic and athletic success. Through recreational sports programs, Brick began playing organized league football.

Eventually, Brick would continue playing football in high school and would become a stand out linebacker for Emma Samson High School. Brick would tackle so hard that one local sports writer likened his effect of tackling to hitting a brick wall. By the time he finished his high school career he would earn the highest recognition by any student athlete at Emma Samson for academic and athletic achievement.

Brick earned a scholarship to play at Alabama A&M. While at Alabama A&M he received the Inspiration Award his junior year. During his senior year he received the MVP Award. His accomplishments would eventually lead to his induction into the Alabama A&M Hall of Fame in 2005. Upon completion of his college career Brick decided to inspire other young individuals by beginning a career in coaching.

Coaching has allowed Brick to share his road to success with others. He wants young people to know that it’s not adversity or a crime stricken environment that makes or breaks a person’s life but the ambition and dedication they put forth for their future success.

Brick Haley

Defensive Line Coach

University of Missouri



Brick Haley recently joined the coaching staff at the University of Missouri. Coach Haley is thrilled about this new opportunity looks forward to the upcoming season.

Before joining Mizzou as the defensive line coach, Haley spent the past two seasons at the University of Texas, where he coached the Longhorn defensive line. This past season, Texas’ defense led the Big 12 Conference in both quarterback sacks (3.42 per game) and tackles for loss (7.6 per game), while ranking 5th and 16th nationally in those categories, respectively. In 2015, Texas ranked fifth in the NCAA in sacks. Prior to his time in Austin, Coach Haley was at LSU for six seasons (2009-14), where he perennially directed one of the nation’s most disruptive defensive fronts. At LSU, he coached 10 defensive linemen who were selected in the NFL Draft, including a pair of first-round picks in DT Michael Brockers (No. 12 overall in 2012) and DE Barkevious Mingo (No. 6 overall in 2013). Haley’s line was key reason why the Tigers went 13-0 in the 2011 regular season and reached the 2012 BCS Championship Game.

The Haley File

YEAR AT MIZZOU: First (appointed 2017)
BIRTHDATE: May 16, 1966 in Gadsden, Ala.
WIFE: Tina DeLaine Haley
CHILDREN: Adrian, A.J., Jeremy
HIGH SCHOOL: Emma Sansom, ‘84
COLLEGE: Alabama A&M, ‘89

1984-88 – Alabama A&M

1989 – Enterprise (Ala.) High School
1990 – Arkansas (graduate assistant)
1991-93 – Austin Peay (defensive line)
1994-96 – Troy State (defensive line)
1997 – Houston (outside linebackers)
1998 – Clemson (outside linebackers)
1999-2001 – Baylor (defensive coordinator/linebackers)
2002-03 – Georgia Tech (linebackers)
2004-06 – Mississippi State (defensive line)
2007-08 – Chicago Bears (defensive line)
2009-14 – LSU (defensive line)
2015-16 Texas (defensive line)
Present – University of Missouri (defensive line)

Year Bowl Team Opponent Results
2002 Silicon Valley, Georgia Tech vs. Fresno State L,30-21
2003 Humanitarian, Georgia Tech vs. Tulsa W,52-20
2010 Capital One, LSU vs. Penn State L,19-17
2011 Cotton, LSU vs. Texas A&M W, 41-24
2012 BCS, LSU vs. Alabama L, 21-0
2012 Chick-fil-A, LSU vs. Clemson L, 25-24
2013 Outback, LSU vs. Iowa W, 21-14
2014 Music City, LSU vs. Notre Dame L, 28-31