Rodney Garner

Associate Head Coach, Defensive Line, Auburn Tigers

Longtime SEC assistant Rodney Garner is the Tigers’ associate head coach and instructs Auburn’s defensive line.

A former All-SEC offensive lineman at Auburn in 1988, much of Garner’s collegiate coaching career has come at Georgia where he was on the Bulldogs’ staff as a defensive line assistant for 15 years. He worked at Auburn from 1990-95 as an assistant coach in several areas before coming back to the Tigers in 2013 as part of Gus Malzahn’s impressive first year haul.

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