High School Coaches Headed to Auburn

Gus Malzahn is bringing in additional coaches for his football support staff.

Columbus, Ga.--Former Auburn football player Dell McGee, the most successful football coach in Carver High history, will be returning to his alma mater to take a job as a member of Coach Gus Malzahn's staff.

McGee, a standout defensive back for the Tigers in the 1990s, led Carver to its only state championship in football and won more than 80 percent of his games as head coach.

Additionally, his teams have consistently sent prospects into the collegiate ranks. Gabe Wright, a defensive tackle for the Tigers, was a standout for McGee at Carver.

"It was a pretty simple decision for me to come back home and have the opportunity to work with Coach Malzahn and such a great coaching staff he has put together," McGee says.

"Having the opportunity to work with him is a no-brainer," McGee adds. "I am very eager to learn as much as possible from him while helping the team in whatever capacity they need from me."

McGee announced to his team on Thursday afternoon that he was leaving for his new job. "That was tough to do," he says. "It is always tough to do when you been at a place for numerous years. Addressing the team was a tough pill to swallow, but the opportunity at Auburn is one I felt I needed to explore, an opportunity that God opened for me."

McGee said he will start his new job on Monday. "My assignment will be off the field duties," he said.


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