Gene Chizik

Football Player and Coach
Born Dec 28, 1961
Age 54
Hometown Tarpon Springs, F...
Other Names Chizik, Eugene

Eugene Chizik is an American football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach of the Auburn University football team, a position he has held since the 2009 season. Chizik's 2010 Auburn Tigers football team completed a 14–0 season with a victory over Oregon in the BCS National Championship Game. Chizik played college football at the University of Florida in 1981 for head coach Charley Pell.… Read More

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1961 Birth Born on December 28, 1961.


1986 24 Years Old Chizik began his coaching career at Seminole High School, serving as their defensive coordinator and inside linebacker coach from 1986 to 1988.
1988 26 Years Old 1 More Event
He then became a graduate assistant at Clemson from 1988 to 1989, working with the outside linebackers.
1990 28 Years Old His initial full-time coaching job was as the defensive ends coach at Middle Tennessee State from 1990 to 1991. In 1990, the Blue Raiders won the Ohio Valley Conference championship.


1992 30 Years Old His next assignment was at Stephen F. Austin, serving as their linebackers coach from 1992 to 1995. … Read More
1996 34 Years Old He was then promoted to the defensive coordinator role, which he held from 1996 to 1997.
1998 36 Years Old He then served as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach for Central Florida from 1998 to 2001. … Read More


2002 40 Years Old Chizik later employed a very similar scheme at Auburn, where he served again as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach from 2002–04. … Read More
2003 41 Years Old He coached in three bowl games, the 2003 Capital One Bowl, 2004 Music City Bowl, and 2005 Sugar Bowl.
His 2004 defensive unit led the country in scoring defense, giving up 11.3 points per game, and the total defense ranked 5th, which is the same ranking the 2003 team recorded.
2005 43 Years Old During his time at Texas, the team won the 2005 NCAA Division I-A national football championship by defeating USC in the 2006 Rose Bowl. … Read More
2008 46 Years Old On December 13, 2008, Auburn University hired Chizik to succeed former head coach Tommy Tuberville, who left the position after finishing 5–7 in the 2008 season. … Read More
2010 48 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Chizik's 2010 Auburn Tigers football team completed a 14–0 season with a victory over Oregon in the BCS National Championship Game. … Read More


2012 50 Years Old 1 More Event
…  Auburn's sixth opponent was Ole Miss, and the Rebels had lost 16 consecutive SEC games before playing Auburn in 2012. … Read More
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