Gus Malzahn

Football Player and Coach
Born Oct 28, 1965

Gus Malzahn is an American football coach and former player. He is the current head football coach at Arkansas State University, a position he assumed in December 2011. From 2009 to 2011, Malzahn served as the offensive coordinator at Auburn University. In 2010, a season in which the Auburn Tigers won the national championship, Malzahn received the Broyles Award, which recognizes the top assistant coach in college football.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Gus Malzahn.


1965 Birth Born on October 28, 1965.


1984 18 Years Old Malzahn graduated from Fort Smith Christian High School in Fort Smith, Arkansas in 1984 and was a walk-on receiver at Arkansas under then-head coach Ken Hatfield in 1984 and 1985 before transferring to Henderson State University located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where he was a two-year letterman (1988, '89) and earned his bachelor's degree in physical education in 1990.


1991 25 Years Old Malzahn got his start as the defensive coordinator at Hughes High School in Hughes, Arkansas in 1991.
1992 26 Years Old He became head coach in 1992 and in 1994 Hughes reached the state championship game with an upset of Pine Bluff Dollarway. … Read More


1996 30 Years Old 1 More Event
Malzahn's success at Hughes and his wide-open attack landed him a head coaching position at Shiloh Christian in 1996.
1998 - 2001 2 More Events
2002 36 Years Old Malzahn led his squad to the state title game in only his second season in 2002. … Read More
He led the program to two state championship game appearances in his last four years, winning the title in 2005.


2006 40 Years Old Malzahn was part of the Razorbacks 2006 season in which they won the SEC Western Division championship. … Read More
In January 2007, Malzahn received an offer from the University of Tulsa and his friend, new head coach Todd Graham. … Read More
2008 - 2009 2 More Events
…  In 2010, a season in which the Auburn Tigers won the national championship, Malzahn received the Broyles Award, which recognizes the top assistant coach in college football. … Read More
2011 45 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2011, ESPN selected Malzahn as one of the best recruiters in the Southeastern Conference.
2012 46 Years Old On December 4, 2012, Malzahn was announced to replace Gene Chizik as the head coach of Auburn University shortly after winning the Sun Belt Conference Championship. … Read More
…  Malzahn is currently the head coach at Auburn University, a position he assumed prior to the 2013 season.
2014 48 Years Old In January 2014 after the national championship game, Malzahn added the Paul "Bear" Bryant Award and the Bobby Bowden Coach of the Year Award to bring the total number of national coach of the year awards to six for the first year head coach in the 2013-14 season.


2016 50 Years Old Now entering the 2016 season Malzahn, is considered to be on the hot seat after two straight disappointing seasons. … Read More
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