CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Mack Brown, who was the head coach for the University North Carolina football team from 1988 to 1997, will be heading back to lead the Tar Heels on the gridiron in 2019, according to multiple reports that include CBS Sports.
247Sports (A CBS entity) affiliate Inside Carolina is reporting the announcement will come Tuesday and that Brown has already started making coaching staff selections ahead of UNC officially revealing the hire.
Brown, who stepped down from leading the University of Texas as its football coach in 2013, will replace Larry Fedora, who coached UNC from 2012 to 2018 and accumulated an overall record of 45-43 as the head man of the program.
UNC won five games in 2017 and finished the 2018 season against NC State Saturday with a lost, giving the team an overall record of 2-9 on the season.
Brown was the 1996 ACC Coach of the Year and was twice Coach of the Year in the Big 12 in both 2005 and 2009 for his winning performances at Texas, where he won a national championship in 2005.
Brown also won 69 games during his tenure at UNC and took the Tar Heels to back-to-back top-10 finishes from 1996-97.
This is a developing story with more information to come.