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Auburn hires former Spain Park head football coach

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Auburn, AL – Former Spain Park and Colbert Heights head football coach, Chip Lindsey, has landed his first on-field coaching position in the Southeastern Conference.


The Madison native was named Auburn’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Saturday morning after spending the 2015 season directing the offense for the Arizona State Sun Devils.


Lindsey’s path to the plains included stops as an assistant at Florence, Springville, Sparkman, Deshler, and Hoover high schools before lading his first head coaching position at Colbert Heights.


The Colbert Heights Wildcats had won a combined five games over three seasons prior to Lindsey’s arrival in Tuscombia, he equaled that win total with 5-5 record in his first season.  In his second year he lead the Wildcats to a 9-3 record and the schools first ever playoff victory.  The Cats turnaround earned Lindsey the 2006 Florence Times-Daily Coach of the Year award.


After two seasons at Colbert Heights (14-8) Lindsey stepped outside the state, accepting the head coaching position at Metro Atlanta’s Lassiter High School.


In his first season at Lassiter, Lindsey lead the Trojans to the program’s first nine win season and their first ever playoff victory.  He follow that up with a perfect 10-0 regular season, a region championship and a trip to the Georgia state quarterfinals.  During his time at Lassiter, he was named the Marietta Daily Journal, Cobb County Touchdown Club, and Georgia Associated Press Coach of the Year.


After one season as the quarterbacks coach at Troy University, Lindsey returned to the City of Hoover in 2011, accepting the head coaching position at Spain Park High School.  He lead the Jaguars to a 15-9 record over two seasons including bringing home the first region title in program history.


After two successful seasons at Spain Park, Lindsey spent the 2013 season as a offensive analyst with Gus Malzahn’s national champion runner-up Auburn Tigers.


After a year on the Plains, Lindsey accepted his first offensive coordinator position at the FBS level with the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles.  During Lindsey’s two years at USM the Golden Eagles offense was ranked near the top nationally in total offense and became only the second program in FBS history with a 4,000 yard passer, a 1,000 yard receiver and two 1,000 yard rushers.


Following two seasons in Hattiesburg, Linsdsey accepted the offensive coordinator position at Arizona State University.  During his season at ASU he lead the Sun Devil offense to top 40 rankings nationally in passing, scoring and red zone scoring.


“My family and I are very excited to return to Auburn and our home state.  Both are very special places to us.  I look forward to reuniting with coach Malzahn and his staff.  They are great coaches and great people.  I look forward to being a part of something special and helping Auburn win championships.”  Lindsey said in a statement.