Will Muschamp

Head Coach, South Carolina Gamecocks

Will Muschamp is the current defensive coordinator of the Auburn Tigers. He served previously as head coach of the Florida Gators and defensive coordinator at Texas, Auburn, LSU and the Miami Dolphins.

Muschamp walked-on at Georgia as a safety in the early 1990s before landing his first college gig at Auburn as a grad assistant in 1995. After several small-school stops, Muschamp landed the linebackers job at LSU in 2001, before being promoted to defensive coordinator the following season. His LSU defense in 2003 led the nation in scoring defense (11.0 PPG) and total defense (252.2 YPG) during a national championship season. Muschamp’s intense sideline personality wasn’t brought to the forefront however until his three-year stint under Mack Brown at Texas as the Big XII’s highest-paid assistant from 2008 to 2010.

Said to be the head coach in waiting in Austin, Muschamp bolted for Gainesville instead in 2011 after talking it over with Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley. Muschamp was fired as head coach of the Florida Gators during his fourth season.

Soon after his departure from Gainesville, Gus Malzahn successfully wooed Muschamp to be the defensive coordinator of the Auburn Tigers.

Just one year after joining Auburn, the South Caroline Gamecocks hired Muschamp to replace Steve Spurrier in Columbia.

Coaching History Team Years
Head Coach South Carolina Gamecocks 2016-Present
Defensive Coordinator Auburn Tigers 2015
Head Coach Florida Gators 2011-2014
Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach Texas Longhorns 2008-2010
Defensive Coordinator Auburn Tigers 2006-2007
Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator Miami Dolphins 2005
Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers Coach LSU Tigers 2001-2004
Defensive Coordinator Valdosta State Blazers 2000
Defensive Backs Coach Eastern Kentucky Colonels 1999
Defensive Backs Coach West Georgia Wolves 1998
Graduate Assistant Auburn Tigers 1995-1996

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Oct 1, 2016; Columbia, SC, USA;  South Carolina Gamecocks head coach Will Muschamp directs his team against the Texas A&M Aggies at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports
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