Mack Brown was one of 11 members to get inducted into the Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday night.
The former Texas coach grew up in Cookeville, Tenn., was given a lifetime achievement award for his lifelong work in college football.
“Grandmother, Mother and Dad are in heaven watching with a smile on their face,” Brown told WKRN-TV in Nashville.
Brown played at Vanderbilt (1969-70) and Florida State (1972-73) and then coached at Tulane, North Carolina and eventually Texas from 1998-2013. His career record is 238-117-1.
For Longhorns fans, Brown will forever be known as the man who resurrected the program and the led the program to the 2005 national title. This season marks the 10th anniversary of that Rose Bowl-winning squad led by quarterback Vince Young.
Brown is currently a ESPN analyst and serves as a special assistant the president at UT. He recently led a group of school officials to Dubai as part of a outreach effort for the Longhorn Foundation.