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Bryan Harsin

Head Football Coach, Auburn University

Monday, October 17, 5:30 PM

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Bryan Harsin, the 28th Head Football Coach of the Auburn Tigers is currently in his second season. In his first season with the Tigers, Harsin lead Auburn to a 12 ranking in the AP Poll after a victory over 10th ranked Ole Miss. Later that season the Tigers would receive a berth in the Birmingham Bowl.

Prior to joining the Tigers in 2020, Harsin spent the previous seven seasons (2014-2020) as head coach at Boise State where he compiled a 69-19 record while winning three Mountain West Conference titles.

A former Boise State quarterback, assistant coach and offensive coordinator, Harsin is 76-24 overall as a head coach – including one season at Arkansas State – and has directed his programs to bowl games each season. His impressive resume at Boise saw him lead the Broncos to five 10-win seasons, seven consecutive bowl appearances and six MWC West Division Championships. He led the program to a 5-2 mark and a trip to the MWC championship game in 2020.

In his debut season Harsin led his alma mater back to where it rose to national prominence. Boise State went 12-2 in 2014, winning its first outright Mountain West Championship and capping the campaign with a 38-30 victory over Arizona in the 2014 VIZIO Fiesta Bowl.

For his efforts in 2014, Harsin was named a finalist for the Paul “Bear Bryant” National Coach of the Year Award, the Eddie Robinson National Coach of the Year Award and the Dodd Trophy, given annually by the Bobby Dodd National Coach of the Year Foundation. He was also named the nation’s top first-year head coach by the Football Writers Association of America.

A graduate of Capital High School in Boise, he played quarterback for the Broncos from 1995-99. Following his graduation from Boise State with a degree in business management, Harsin coached running backs and receivers at Eastern Oregon in 2000.

Harsin began coaching career at Boise State as a graduate assistant in 2001, before taking over the tight ends as a full-time assistant coach from 2002-05. When Chris Petersen was hired as head coach in 2006, Harsin assumed the role of offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

With Harsin on staff, Boise State won 11 conference championships in 17 seasons.

Following the 2010 season, Harsin went to Texas, where he served as co-offensive coordinator from 2011-12. While with the Longhorns, Harsin helped guide the ascension of an offense that ranked 88th in scoring prior to his arrival, to No. 24 nationally in 2012 (36.1).

Harsin then earned his first head coaching opportunity at Arkansas State in 2013, which claimed a share of the Sun Belt Conference championship and a berth in the LendingTree Bowl (then GoDaddy.com Bowl) that season.

Harsin and his wife, Kes, have two daughters, Devyn Lynn and Dayn Mckena, and a son, Davis.