Yoxall Not Being Retained As Strength Coach

Coach Gus Malzahn's football staff shakeups include the strength and conditioning program.

Auburn, Ala.--Kevin Yoxall, the Auburn football team's strength and conditioning head coach since January 1999, will not be retained by new Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn.

Yoxall also supervised the strength and conditioning program for all of Auburn University's men's and women's athletes.

Former Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville convinced him to make the move cross country from UCLA, where he had served as head strength and conditioning coach from 1995 through 1998.

"I appreciate the opportunity Auburn has given me," Yoxall told Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I appreciate the coaches, the kids, the administration and (Athletic Director) Jay Jacobs. I appreciate the opportunity to work for Tommy and Gene (former head football coach Gene Chizik).

"I have had great strength coaches here in both football and in all of the Olympic sports," Yoxall added. "They are outstanding people. I appreciate the opportunity to work with all of them and I appreciate the opportunity to be at Auburn University."

Yoxall also worked at the University of Minnesota from 1992-95 and at TCU from 1987-92.

He was named the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year by the Professional Football Strength and Conditioning Coaches Society in 2005, and the Pac-10 Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in 1998.

Named "Master Strength and Conditioning Coach" by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association in 2002, which is the highest honor that can be achieved as a strength coach.


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