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.
|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|