Gus Malzahn's 10th assistant coaching slot has been filled.
Auburn has hired Memphis defensive backs coach Marcus Woodson, Malzahn announced Wednesday evening. The Ole Miss product has 13 years of coaching experience, including the last two seasons with the Memphis Tigers.
"I'm very excited and humbled to be a part of the Auburn family and join Coach Malzahn's staff," Woodson said in a statement. "Growing up in Mississippi and playing in the SEC, I am very familiar with the history of success at Auburn and can't wait to do my part to help with the winning tradition. I look forward to working with the defense and recruit the best players in the country to Auburn."
Memphis forced 60 turnovers over the past two seasons, the second-best mark in the nation over that span. The Tigers intercepted 16 passes in 2016, the second-most by a Memphis team since 2000.
"We're very excited to add Marcus to our staff," Malzahn said. "He is an outstanding coach, recruiter and an even better person. Marcus is a tireless worker and will be a great fit with our staff. He did a super job for Coach Norvell at Memphis and will do a great job at Auburn."
Before his stint at Memphis, Woodson coached at Fresno State, Charleston Southern and Millsaps College, totaling 10 all-conference players from the secondary between the trio of schools.
During Woodson's time as defensive backs coach at Fresno State from 2014-15, he mentored and developed All-Mountain West first teamer and eventual NFL Draft pick Derron Smith.
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In his final season at Charleston Southern in 2013 in the same position, the Buccaneers finished with the nation's No. 3 pass defense. Woodson produced five All-Big South players in his five years with the program.
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