The football season hasn’t begun yet and already new Auburn Coach Gus Malzahn is receiving honors. Tonight he was inducted into the Arkansas High School Coaches Hall of Fame.
At the end of Auburn’s 2010 National Championship season, Gus was recognized as the top Assistant Coach in College Football when he received the Frank Broyles Award. But perhaps even that national honor does not compare to tonight’s induction.
It had to be a special time for a man who grew up in Fort Smith and played his high school and college football in the state. He told Al.com’s Brandon Marcello, “I’ve just got to pinch myself every now and then. Growing up in this state and getting a night like this is really special.”
After college, Gus went on to coach high school football in Arkansas for 14 years compiling a record of 133-26 as a head coach and winning three State Championships.
He even got his start on the college level there as an Offensive Coordinator at the University of Arkansas. And like any successful coach, he has many disciples in the coaching ranks who are very proud for their mentor. One of those is current Auburn Offensive Coordinator Rhett Lashlee who tweeted the following this evening ;
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