Gene Chizik

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 HistoryTeamYears
Head CoachAuburn Tigers2009-2012
Head CoachIowa St. Cyclones2007-2008
Co-Defensive Coordinator/Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers CoachTexas Longhorns2005-2006
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs CoachAuburn Tigers2002-2004
Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Backs CoachUCF Knights1998-2001
Defensive CoordinatorStephen F. Austin Lumberjacks1996-1997
Defensive Backs CoachStephen F. Austin Lumberjacks1992-1995
Defensive Ends CoachMiddle Tennessee St. Blue Raiders1990-1991
Graduate AssistantClemson Tigers1988-1989
Defensive Coordinator/Inside Linebackers CoachSeminole High School (Fla.)1986-1987
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