2012-13 saw the former England international embark upon a testimonial season, alongside team mate Nick Wood, but his playing contribution was sadly cut short after only one game.
Brown skippered the team in the season opener against Northampton, but was forced out of the action after 58 minutes with a shoulder injury. Despite extensive rehab and, eventually surgery, the injury proved to be career ending.
Since then, Brown has been assisting the club's coaches with lineout analysis, an area he is well versed in.
But Director of Rugby Nigel Davies was delighted to announce today, that Brown will be staying on at the club in the capacity of Rugby Operations Manager.
Brown's responsibilities in his new role will include lineout analysis and coaching, talent identification, team administration and liaison between the club's playing department and commercial set-up.
"Since he sadly had to retire from playing, Alex has proved to be a valuable member of the coaching staff, initially with his astute lineout knowledge, but increasingly assisting in other areas.
"So, I'm delighted to be able to formalise Alex's new role with the club. He is known, liked and respected by everyone at the club, and within the game of rugby as a whole.
"It's an essential appointment for me, and one crucial thing that Alex brings to the role is that he completely understands and buys into the Gloucester culture and ethos that underpins everything we're trying achieve as a group."