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AUBURN--Gus Malzahn, who served as Auburn's offensive coordinator from 2009-11, has been named the program's head football coach, Director of Athletics Jay Jacobs announced Tuesday. Malzahn, who won the Broyles Award as the nation's top assistant coach in 2010 while helping the Tigers to the BCS National Championship, spent the past season as the head coach at Arkansas State, where he led the program to the Sun Belt Conference title.
Known for his innovative offensive style, Malzahn has made a profound impact during each of his coaching stops at the collegiate level at Arkansas State, Auburn, Tulsa and Arkansas.
"I'm grateful for the opportunity to become the head football coach at Auburn University. It's an outstanding institution with a storied football program that I had the pleasure of experiencing first-hand for three years," Malzahn said. "I deeply appreciate the confidence that Dr. Gogue, Jay Jacobs and the search committee had in my ability to turn this program around and to bring Auburn back to national prominence. This is a homecoming for me and I look forward to being reunited with the Auburn family."
This season at Arkansas State, Malzahn led the Red Wolves to a 9-3 record and 7-1 conference mark, including a current seven-game winning streak. They defeated Middle Tennessee, 45-0, on Dec. 1 to claim the Sun Belt championship and a ...