Auburn announces 8-person advisory group to assist with coaching search
Now that Gus Malzahn has been fired, Auburn is looking ahead and beginning its search for a new head coach.
It’s been a while since the Tigers last conducted a coaching search, as Malzahn was hired on Dec. 4, 2012. But they’ll now be looking for somebody new to lead the program.
On Tuesday, Auburn director of athletics Allen Greene announced in a statement that the school has “identified a search firm and advisory group to assist with the search.” The advisory group will consist of administration and alumni.
Here are the eight members of Auburn’s advisory group:
Allen Greene; Director of Athletics
Lieutenant General Ron Burgess; Executive Vice President, Auburn University
Dr. Beverly Marshall, Auburn Faculty Athletic Representative
Tim Jackson; Executive Associate AD, Auburn Athletics
Bo Jackson; Auburn Football Letterman, 1985 Heisman Trophy Winner
Quentin Riggins; Auburn Football Letterman, Auburn Board of Trustee
Randy Campbell; Auburn Football Letterman
Michelle McKenna; Chief Information Officer, National Football League
Malzahn was fired after Auburn went 6-4 this season. Although the Tigers beat Mississippi State in their regular-season finale this past week, they had lost the previous two games to Alabama and Texas A&M.
Over eight seasons at Auburn, Malzahn led the team to a 68-35 record.