Gene Chizik

Gene Chizik was the head coach of the Auburn Tigers from 2009-2012, and led the Tigers to a 14-0 record and a national championship in 2010. He was fired following a disappointing 2012 in which Auburn failed to win an SEC game.

Gene Chizik is the former head coach of the Auburn Tigers and was the coach of Auburn’s undefeated national championship team in 2010. He coached at Auburn for four seasons from 2009-2012 after succeeding Tommy Tuberville, and totaled a 33-19 record in that time. He was a perfect 3-0 in bowl games at Auburn including the national championship game, and was named the 2010 SEC Coach of the Year.

His hire was heavily scrutinized by Auburn faithful as Chizik had just two prior years of head coaching experience, both at Iowa State, where he had gone a combined 5-19 in 2007 and 2008. Chizik had formerly served as Auburn’s defensive coordinator from 2002-04. He was fired following the 2012 season after Auburn regressed to 3-9 during the regular season and 0-8 in the SEC.

Coaching History Team Years
Head Coach Auburn Tigers 2009-2012
Head Coach Iowa St. Cyclones 2007-2008
Co-Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Coach Texas Longhorns 2005-2006
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach Auburn Tigers 2002-2004
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs Coach UCF Knights 1998-2001
Defensive Coordinator Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 1996-1997
Defensive Backs Coach Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 1992-1995
Defensive Ends Coach Middle Tennessee St. Blue Raiders 1990-1991
Graduate Assistant Clemson Tigers 1988-1989
Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers Coach Seminole High School (Fla.) 1986-1987

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