Rhett Lashlee

Offensive Coordinator, Auburn Tigers

Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee’s is coach Gus Malzahn’s longtime understudy.

In 2013, Lashlee led the SEC’s biggest single-season turnaround in history at Auburn with an offense that led the nation in rushing yards per game (328.3). The Tigers were especially potent in the league championship game, picking up 545 rushing yards on 74 attempts against what was then-considered a solid defense at Mizzou.

Lashlee has spent seven of the last 10 seasons working closely with head coach Gus Malzahn, joining the offensive mastermind at Arkansas State, Arkansas as a graduate assistant (2006) and Springdale High School in Arkansas in 2004 and 2005. During Malzahn’s first stint at Auburn as the team’s offensive coordinator during the Gene Chizik era, Lashlee was Malzahn’s special assistant.

Coaching History Team Years
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Auburn Tigers 2013-Present
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Arkansas State Red Wolves 2012
Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach Samford Bulldogs 2011
Graduate Assistant Auburn Tigers 2009-2010
Graduate Assistant Arkansas Razorbacks 2006
Assistant Coach Springdale High School (Ark.) 2004-2005

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