After spending a couple of years in the business sector, Brandon North returned to his alma mater prior to the 2007 season to work with the Lumberjack secondary. North joined the SFA coaching staff in January 2007. North's experience as a former Lumberjack standout in the secondary has been invaluable to a young group of defensive backs.
"We're excited to have Brandon on our staff," said head coach J.C. Harper. "The opportunity to hire Brandon to work with our team was attractive because he is a former Lumberjack. Brandon is the type of individual who will serve as a role model for our younger players."
The Lumberjack secondary started out the 2007 season very young, with only two upperclassmen on the roster. The 'Jacks' two seniors were lost to injuries early in the year and were forced to go with a depth chart that consisted of six freshmen and only two sophomores. But despite its youth, North was able transform the 'Jacks' secondary into one of the most improved units in the conference. SFA finished second in the league in pass defense in 2007.
North was a four-year letterwinner at SFA and was a member of the Lumberjacks' 1999 team, which went 8-3 (.727) and won a share of the Southland Football League title. North finished his career recording more than 200 total tackles, including 119 solo stops. North was named honorable mention All-Southland Conference following his sophomore and junior seasons.