Gus Malzahn Biography

Gus Malzahn

Quick Facts Of Gus Malzahn

Celebrated Name Gus Malzahn
Age 55 Years
Nick Name Gus
Birth Name Arthur Gustavo Malzahn III
Birth Date 1965-10-28
Gender Male
Profession American football coach
Place Of Birth Irving, Texas
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Famous For Served as head coach of Auburn Tigers from 2013 to 2020, Won SEC Championship with Auburn Tigers in 2013
Mother Edie Ruhman
Father Not Available
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity
High School Fort Smith Christian High School
University University of Arkansas, Henderson State University
Education Bachelor's degree in Physical Education
Career Start 1991
Position Head Coach
Awards SEC Coach of the Year (2013) Home Depot Coach of the Year (2013) Sporting News Coach of the Year (2013) Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (2013) AP College Football Coach of the Year (2013) Paul "Bear" Bryant Award (2013)
Marital Status Married
Wife Kristi Otwell
Married Date 1988
Children 2
Daughter Kylie, Kenzie
Height 6 feet and 4 inches
Weight Average
Body Build/Type Average
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Light Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Source of Wealth Football Head Coach (Contract, salary, bonus)
Net Worth $10 million
Salary Around $6.8 million

Gus Malzahn is an American football coach. He is best known as the head coach of Auburn University from 2013 to 2020. Prior to his stint at Auburn University, he managed Arkansas State University, the University of Arkansas, and the University of Tulsa. He won several "coach of the year" awards after he led Auburn Tigers to the SEC Championship in 2013. He was fired by Auburn in December 2020. As of 2020, he has compiled a head coaching record of 77-38. 

He played college football at the University of Arkansas and Henderson State University. 

What is Gus Malzahn Famous For?

  • Served as head coach of Tigers from 2013 to 2020. 
  • Won SEC Championship with Auburn Tigers in 2013. 

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Where is Gus Malzahn From?

Gus Malzahn was born on 28 October 1965. His birth name is Arthur Gustavo Malzahn III. His birth place is in Irving, Texas in the United States. He holds an American nationality. His mother is Edie Ruhman. He belongs to white ethnicity and his religion is Christianity. More details about his early life will be updated soon. 

Regarding his educational background, he attended Fort Smith Christian High School. He graduated from high school in 1984. He then attended the University of Arkansas, where he was a walk-on receiver. In 1985, he transferred to Henderson State University. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in physical education in 1990.

Gus Malzahn Career

  • After graduating from college, he started his football coaching career. 
  • He became a defensive coordinator at Hughes High School in 1991. 
  • He became the head coach of the school in 1992. 
  • He led the Hughes into the state championship final, where they lost to Lonoke High School on an interception in the final minute. 
  • He then became the head coach of Shiloh Christian School in 1996. 
  • Under his coaching in 1998, Shiloh Christain set a national record with 66 passing touchdowns for the season.
  • He successfully led the Saints to back-to-back state championships in 1998 and 1999.
  • He replaced coach Jarrell Williams at Springdale High School in 2001. 
  • He led Bulldogs to the state championship in 2005 with a 14-0 record. 
  • After a promising record at the high school level, he joined Houston Nutt's staff as offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach in December 2005. 
  • He was part of the Razorbacks that won the SEC Western Division championship in the 2006 season.
  • He then became the offensive coordinator and assistant head coach a the University of Tulsa in January 2007. 
  • He emerged as one of the premier offensive coordinators in the nation during the 2007 season. 
  • Tulsa ranked first in the nation in total yards per game, 3rd in passing, and led their conference in scoring. 
  • Tulsa became the first team in NCAA history to have a 5,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher, and three 1,000-yard receivers in a single season. 
  • The Golden Hurricane led the nation in total yards and ranked second in scoring in the 2008 season. Their offense ranked 5th in rushing and 8th in passing. They finished with the second highest-scoring offense in the history of major college football. 
  • Following his stint at Tulsa, he became the offensive coordinator at Auburn University in December 2008. 
  • His first season at Auburn broke the Auburn single-season total offense record with just under 432 yards per game. Under Malzahn, Auburn produced 120 plays of 15 yards or more. 
  • Malzahn's offense helped Auburn achieve an undefeated record, a No. 1 national ranking after the regular season in 2010. Auburn led the SEC in scoring offense, total offense, rushing offense, pass efficiency, first downs, and third-down conversions on its way to a 13-0 record. 
  • Auburn won the SEC Championship defeated South Carolina 56-17. 
  • He led Auburn to the BCS National Championship victory over Oregon in 2011. 
  • He left Auburn in December 2011 to become the head coach for the first time. He accepted the position at Arkansas State University. 
  • He led Arkansas State to a Conference Championship with a 9-3 record (not including the Bowl Game).
  • He won the Sun Belt Conference Championship with Arkansas State in the same season. 
  • Only a season at Arkansas, he returned to Auburn as the head coach in December 2012. 
  • Auburn won the Iron Bowl making the greatest single-season turnaround in SEC history. They won the SEC West title. 
  • Auburn won the 2013 SEC Championship defeating the Missouri Tigers. 
  • Auburn lost to Florida State Seminoles in the 2014 BCS Championship Game by 34-31.
  • For his outstanding results, he was awarded several "best coach" honors.
  • He led the Tigers to the SEC West title in 2017 but lost SEC Championship to the Georgia Bulldogs by 28-7. 
  • The Tigers lost the Peach Bowl to UCF by 34-27. 
  • He signed a $49 million contract extension with Auburn after the 2017 season.
  • Auburn fired Malzahn as the head coach of the Tigers on 13 December 2020. 
  • He spent 8 seasons with the Tigers compiling 68-35 record. 

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Gus Malzahn Awards

  • SEC Coach of the Year (2013)
  • Home Depot Coach of the Year (2013)
  • Sporting News Coach of the Year (2013)
  • Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year (2013)
  • AP College Football Coach of the Year (2013)
  • Paul "Bear" Bryant Award (2013)
  • Liberty Mutual Coach of the Year Award (2013)
  • Bobby Bowden Coach of the Year Award (2013)
  • Broyles Award (2010)

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Gus Malzahn Wife

Gus Malzahn is a married man. He is married to Kristi Otwell. The couple tied a knot to each other in 1988. The couple has two children together. They are two daughters: Kylie and Kenzie. More details about his personal life will be updated soon. 

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Gus Malzahn Height

Gus Malzahn stands at a height of 6 feet and 4 inches tall. He has an average weight and average body build. His eye color is brown and his hair color is light brown. His sexual orientation is straight. 

Gus Malzahn Net Worth and Salary

Gus Malzahn earns from his career as a football coach. He makes his income from contracts, salary, and bonuses. He is best known as the head coach of Auburn Tigers from 2013 to 2020. He had signed a $49 million contract extension with Auburn after the end of the 2017 season. He has an annual salary of $6.8 million. He was fired by Auburn in December 2020. Auburn will buy out the remainder of his contract, to the tune of $21.45 million. His net worth is estimated at $10 million at present. 

Did You Know?

  • He was a two-year letterman at Henderson State University.
  • He was a wide receiver during his playing career.
  • Malzahn's is known for his hurry-up, no-huddle offensive philosophy.
  • Several National Football League teams adopted some of Malzahn's offensive strategies.
  • Rivals.com named him the National Offensive Coordinator of the Year in 2006.
  • ESPN selected Malzahn as one of the best recruiters in the Southeastern Conference in 2011.
  • He is fifth on Auburn's all-time wins list.
  • He published a book and instructional video, Hurry Up No Huddle - An Offensive Philosophy in 2003.
  • He was inducted into the Arkansas High School Coaches Association's Hall of Fame in 2013.
  • He won six major coach of the year awards in 2013 after he led Auburn Tigers to the SEC Championship in 2013.