Carver football coach McGee takes job at Auburn

Dell McGee, the former Auburn football player who turned Carver of Columbus into a state football power, is returning to his college alma mater to be part of Auburn’s football support staff, according to several media reports.

McGee, 39, reportedly was hired by new Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn. Auburn has not announced the hire.

“I’m very grateful for the years I spent at Carver,” McGee told David Mitchell of the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.  “And I’m grateful for the opportunity Coach Malzahn has given me here.”

A graduate of Kendrick High in Columbus and former NFL defensive back, McGee  arrived at Carver in 2005, when the school had not had a winning football season since 1995 or a state-playoff victory since 1987.

After a 3-7 start in his initial season, McGee led Carver to seven straight seasons of at least 11 victories. The run included a Class AAA championship in 2007.

In 2012, Carver had 33 of its former players on college football rosters, including Georgia All-America linebacker Jarvis Jones. Carver’s numbers ranked second to Buford in AAA and eighth in any class.

McGee’s record in eight seasons was 88-19.

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February 21st, 2013
11:18 pm

Congrats to Coach McGee…but go Dawgs!


February 22nd, 2013
8:10 am

Agreed. Good for him, he has done great things at Carver.


February 22nd, 2013
8:47 am

Congrats to Dell. It’s going to be funny to here all the people that complained about McGee not winning enough, crying about they wish McGee was back.


February 22nd, 2013
1:01 pm

His recruiting skills will come in handy at Auburn


February 22nd, 2013
10:39 pm

Never heard complaints about Dell not winning, it’s timely the group of kids there now are of a different nature, nothing like the 07′ group.


February 23rd, 2013
5:45 am

There may not have been complaints about Dell not winning, but there sure were complaints about him being outcoached, especially with the semifinal losses to Buford and Calhoun.