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Malzahn Adds Two More to Support Staff

By on February 21st, 2013 in Football, News 2 Comments »


                          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!


  1. wde1988 wde1988 says:

    I think this is monumental. Maybe not now… but in five years it will be.

    Out of the three personnel hired… two are from the Mobile area (or what I consider the Mobile area). One is from Georgia…

    Does this look like the map of a warrior who was enhancing his intelligence preparation of tbe battlefield (otherwise known as IPB)?? The battle lines are in places Auburn has been regularly beaten at before. I wonder if we get a coach out of Cullman soon??

    War Damn Eagle Gus!

    And welcome to Auburn Dell and Brent! War Eagle! Make us proud!

  2. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    …..Dell McGhee’s biggest plaw was a crucial pick in ’93 against Jay Barker, that allowed Auburn to seal the deal. He was a nickel back, and Bama had isolated the speedy Toderick Malone on McGhee, who played the ball in the air perfectly!

    …..McGhee was a starter in 1994, on a ball-hawking secondary along with Chris Shelling, Brian Robinson and Ken Alvis. Their exploits included the “Interception Game” against LSU, and a number of big picks against number one Florida in the Swamp.

    …..McGhee was the lone returning starter in 1995, and Auburn was forced to play a lot of soft cushion zone, because the defensive line was also extremely young, and didn’t get much of a pass rush. It’s one of the reasons I don’t judge the Auburn secondary too harshly in the past season. No one can cover forever…

    ……McGhee’s record as a high school head coach is stunning. He took over a losing program, and was a consistent winner over a decade. That means you’re smarter than the other coaches in your league, or you work harder, or both.