Former Auburn star Dell McGee returning to coach at Auburn
Just six days ago Spain Park’s Chip Lindsey was hired by Gus Malzahn in an off the field position on the Auburn Football staff. Now word comes that Malzahn has added two other high school coaches to his support staff.
Carver of Columbus, Ga. Head Coach Dell McGee and Coach Brent Dearmon of B.C. Rain in the Mobile area both confirmed today they will be joining Coach Malzahn on The Plains.
Dearmon’s connection to the Mobile area as well as his youth (28) should be a plus on the recruiting trail. Before serving as Rain’s head Coach he was the Offensive Coordinator at Vigor High for three years.
McGee is a familiar name to Auburn people that watched No.4 play corner back for the Tigers from 1992 – 95. A very successful coach at Carver, compiling an 88-19 record and the 2007 AAA State Championship; McGee also has sent several players to Division I schools including current Auburn Defensive Tackle, Gabe Wright.
Dearmon told Auburn Undercover, “I’m just excited just to get into the college atmosphere.” He added, “I’m looking forward to working with Auburn University.”
Coach McGee said he was grateful to have been the head coach at Carver but added, “It’s always been an aspiration of mine to coach at the college level. I’m happy as can be, very excited about the opportunity.”
As TET member WDE1988 pointed out here a couple of days ago, the addition of successful high school coaches to the Tiger support staff, has become part of the plan of Coach Malzahn, “to enhance his off-the-field coaching staff with talented and experienced coaches.”
It’s certainly a good way to tap into the knowledge and networking ability of former head coaches from the secondary level. And it makes since to bring in knowledgeable guys, who can recognize high school talent and relate to the high school coaches.
Welcome Coach McGee, Coach Dearmon and War Eagle!
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