Auburn hires Melvin Smith as cornerbacks coach
Auburn has hired longtime Southeastern Conference assistant
Melvin Smith as cornerbacks coach.
Gus Malzahn announced the hiring Tuesday of Smith, who spent the
past seven seasons coaching cornerbacks and the secondary at
Malzahn says Smith ”is an outstanding secondary coach and is
one of the top recruiters in the Southeastern Conference.”
Smith has spent 18 of his 31 years in coaching working at SEC
schools. He coached Johnthan Banks, the 2012 Jim Thorpe Award
The Bulldogs’ defense led the SEC with 30 forced turnovers this
Smith has worked previously with co-defensive coordinators Ellis
Johnson and Charlie Harbison and offensive line coach J.B.
Smith’s college coaching stops have included Texas A&M,
Alabama, Mississippi and Delta State.