One of three Towson University alumni on the Tigers’ coaching staff, Brian Fleury is one of the Tigers’ busiest coaches. One of the first assistant coaches hired by new Head Coach Rob Ambrose two years ago, Coach Fleury does double duty. In addition to his position as the Tigers’ Secondary Coach, he is also the Tigers’ Special Teams Coordinator. In his third year as a member of the Tiger staff, he played a vital role in the Tigers’ drive to the Colonial Athletic Association championship. Under his guidance, the Tiger special teams were very effective as freshman Derrick Joseph led the CAA in kickoff return average. In addition, place kicker D.J. Soven made seven of eight field goal attempts. Led by All-CAA first team performer Jordan Dangerfield, the Tiger secondary helped the defense generate 25 turnovers. A 2002 graduate of Towson, Fleury returned to his alma mater with a significant amount of coaching experience. After spending two years at the University of Maryland, he was an assistant coach at Sacred Heart University for four years. “Brian is a Maryland native who has a lifetime of coaching experience,” says Coach Ambrose. “He comes from one of the state’s most historically-successful high school programs at Seneca Valley. At Seneca Valley, he played for his stepfather, Terry Changuris. So, he has been around football for most of his life. “Brian is a Towson graduate who brings the intelligence and the passion to help us get this program turned around. For Brian, it’s more than a goal to see Towson win,” he added. “It’s a moral imperative and I know he will devote all of his energy to help this football program succeed. “There’s no doubt that our special teams play has improved the last three years, thanks to Coach Fleury,” says Coach Ambrose. “We have also see great improvement from individuals in our secondary.” A four-year quarterback for the Tigers, he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Sport Management from Towson. Fleury began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Maryland in 2003. During two seasons as a member of Coach Ralph Friedgen’s staff, he worked with the Terps’ defense, helping to coach the secondary. In two seasons as a member of the Terrapins’ staff, Maryland compiled a 15-9 record. In 2003, he worked with the Terps’ defense which allowed only 15.8 points per game while helping them compile a 10-3 record and finish second in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Ranked 17th in the nation in the final poll, the Terps capped off the season with a Gator Bowl win over West Virginia University. In his second season at Maryland, the Terps were 5-6. After his two-year stint at Maryland, Coach Fleury joined the football staff at Sacred Heart University, an NCAA Division FCS program in Connecticut. In four seasons as a member of Coach Paul Gorham’s staff, Fleury helped the Pioneers show steady progress. In 2005, his first season at Sacred Heart, he was the Pioneers’ secondary coach as they compiled a 4-6 record. In 2006, he was promoted to Defensive Coordinator as the Pioneers had a 2-8 record. The Pioneers showed improvement in 2007, posting a 3-8 record. In 2008, his third year as the Defensive Coordinator, there was a significant turnaround as they made a five-game improvement. The Pioneers compiled an 8-3 record in 2008, the third-highest win total in the history of the program. Under the guidance of Coach Fleury, Sacred Heart forced 24 turnovers and ranked among the top defenses in the Northeast Conference. Sacred Heart finished third in the NEC. In 2008, two of Coach Fleury’s defensive standouts, defensive end Bill O’Brien and cornerback Andre Isla, earned All-NEC honors. In addition, Isla was named to the All-New England FCS team. A first team All-State quarterback as a senior at Seneca Valley High School, Fleury led the Screaming Eagles to a perfect 13-0 record and the state championship in 1997. As a senior, he completed 131 of 198 passes for a school record 2,025 yards. He also threw 26 touchdown passes with only four interceptions. While leading Seneca Valley to back-to-back Montgomery County titles, he was a member of four straight regional championship teams. A widely-recruited quarterback out of high school, he chose to attend the University of Maryland. After spending one year in College Park, he transferred to Towson where he was a four-year member of the football team. Coach Fleury has been married to the former Natasha Cepura for five years. A 2003 graduate of Towson University, she earned her degree with a double major of Mass Communication and Political Science. She is currently the Marketing Coordinator for Kiddie Academy at its corporate office in Bel Air, Md. The Fleurys reside in the Federal Hill section of Baltimore with their infant daughter Nadia Joelle.