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Brandon Lynch to represent the Browns at the 2024 Coach Accelerator Program

Lynch will attend the program to network with owners and executives from around the league

Lynch Accelerator Program

Cornerbacks coach Brandon Lynch will represent the Browns at the NFL's 2024 Coach Accelerator Program, created to increase exposure between owners and executives from around the league with diverse coaching talent.

Lynch is one of 27 candidates invited to the program. The program was first launched in 2022, and the Spring Accelerator runs from May 20-22 at the Spring League Meeting in Nashville, Tenn.

The Accelerator serves as a platform for candidates to build relationships with club owners and executives and hone their leadership skills. Since its inception in 2022, the program has contributed to an increase in diverse candidates being interviewed for open positions around the league, and past participants have been promoted and hired into more senior coaching positions.

In addition to networking and personal development programming, coaches will also have the opportunity to gain insight on future initiatives, both on and off the field, to see how the NFL is developing and evolving.

Lynch is entering his fourth year both as an NFL coach and with the Browns. He joined head coach Kevin Stefanski's staff in 2020 and helped the defense rank among the league leaders in takeaways, including leading the league in red zone takeaways. He helped CB Denzel Ward finish tied for second in the NFL with 18 passes defensed. Then, in 2021, he helped the Browns finished fifth in the NFL in total defense. He also oversaw the development of first-round pick CB Greg Newsome II, who was named to the PFWA All-Rookie team.

Before he made his jump to the NFL, Lynch spent three seasons coaching at the collegiate level at East Carolina, overseeing the secondary in 2017 and the cornerbacks from 2018-19. He also coached the secondary at Northern Iowa for four seasons from 2013-16.

Lynch also spent time in the league as a player. He was with the Titans for the 2004 season after he signed as an undrafted free agent. He played two seasons with the Colts from 2005-06, followed by three seasons in the CFL with the Roughriders from 2007-09.

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