Report: SWAT Team Responds to Former Patriots Assistant Coach Corwin Brown’s Home After Reported Gunshots


The South Bend, Ind., home of Corwin Brown, who coached defensive backs for the Patriots in 2010, was surrounded by SWAT on Friday afternoon after gunshots were reported.

According to, the incident was originally being called a domestic abuse shortly before 1 p.m. local time.

The report also indicates that "several children and a woman made it safely out of the home," and that a WSBT reporter "heard additional shots fired after his arrival."

Brown played for the Pats from 1993-96 before brief stints with the Jets (1997-98) and Lions (1999-2000). After three years as special teams coach at the University of Virginia, he began his professional coaching career with the Jets as the team's defensive backs coach from 2004-06. He went on to Notre Dame where he held multiple defensive coaching positions — including co-defensive coordinator — from 2007-09.

Brown and wife Melissa have one son, Corwin Jr., and two daughters, Tayla and Jaedan.

Update: The standoff between SWAT and the football coach ended with Brown being loaded into an ambulance. He has a self-inflicted gun wound on his side, according to police. Brown was the only one in the house.

Brown was reportedly speaking with police throughout the ordeal and asked to speak to specific people, WSBT Reporter Chad Damp says. Among them was a former coach at the University of Michigan, who reminded Brown of "the Ohio State game" and told him "I need you to be a Michigan man."

The police also mentioned that Indiana Michigan Power Co. shut off power on the house during the standoff.

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