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Auburn hires Gus Malzahn as new head coach

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Gus Malzahn has been hired as Auburn's new head football coach. (abc3340.com) Gus Malzahn has been hired as Auburn's new head football coach. (abc3340.com)
Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs will be back in Auburn Tuesday evening with his new head football coach Gus Malzahn. (abc3340.com) Auburn athletic director Jay Jacobs will be back in Auburn Tuesday evening with his new head football coach Gus Malzahn. (abc3340.com)
Malzahn replaces his former boss, Gene Chizik, as Auburn's new head football coach. (abc3340.com) Malzahn replaces his former boss, Gene Chizik, as Auburn's new head football coach. (abc3340.com)

Gus Malzahn will be the new head football coach at Auburn, according to numerous sources.

Malzahn, the Tigers' offensive coordinator from 2009-2011, returns to Auburn one year after taking the Arkansas State head coaching job. The 2010 Frank Broyles Award winner led the Red Wolves to a Sun Belt Championship and a berth in the GoDaddy.com Bowl this season with a 9-3 record.

The Auburn search committee -- athletic director Jay Jacobs, Pat Sullivan, Bo Jackson and Mac Crawford -- chose Malzahn over Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart and others. Smart interviewed for the job on Monday.

The committee and Malzahn are expected to land at the Auburn University Regional Airport Tuesday evening, and a news conference will be held at 8 p.m. to announce the hiring. ABC 33/40 will carry the event live on television and the web via live stream.

Malzahn replaces his former boss, Gene Chizik, after he was fired on November 25 following a 3-9 record this season, and going 0-8 in the SEC.

ABC 33/40 will have a crew at the airport, and we will have updates at our news at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

 

MALZAHN CAREER
1991-95 Hughes High School (Ark.) (Defensive Coordinator (1991); Head Coach (1992-95)
1996-2000 Shiloh High School (Ark.) (Head Coach)
2001-05 Springdale High School (Ark.) (Head Coach)
2006 Arkansas (Offensive Coordinator/Wide Receivers)
2007-08 Tulsa (Assistant Head Coach Co-Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)
2009- 11 Auburn (Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks)
2012 Arkansas State Head Coach
BOWL EXPERIENCE
Player - 1984 Liberty, 1985 Holiday
Coach - 2007 Capital One, 2008 GMAC, 2009 GMAC, 2010 Outback, 2011 BCS National Championship Game
PERSONAL
Hometown: Ft. Smith, Ark.
Wife: former Kristi Otwell
Children daughters: Kylie, 22, and Kenzie, 18
College: Henderson State (B.A., 1990)
Playing Experience: Arkansas (wide receiver), 1984-85; Henderson St. (receiver, punter), 1988-89

 

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