After a season in a support staff role at his alma mater, Dell McGee is taking a step up the coaching ranks.
The former Carver High coach, who left for an off-field position at Auburn University last year, accepted the position of running backs coach at Georgia Southern University, a source within the school’s athletic department told the Macon Telegraph on Monday.
While McGee played defensive back for most of his career at Auburn, the move puts him in charge of the position he was originally recruited for. McGee had a successful career as a running back at Kendrick High and went to Auburn to play the same position, but changed positions after he became buried on the depth chart.
Current Auburn assistant coach Tim Horton tweeted his congratulations to McGee on Monday.
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“Congrats to former Tiger @DellMcGee on being hired as the running back coach at @GeorgiaSouthern!” he tweeted. “Excellent coach & man!”
The job is another step in the right direction for McGee, who stated in an October 2012 interview with the Ledger-Enquirer that his goal was to be a college football coach. At Carver, McGee compiled an 88-19 record and won a state title in 2007.
He will likely add an immediate boost in recruiting at Georgia Southern due to his Georgia high school connections.
McGee becomes the second analyst in as many weeks to leave Auburn. Last week director of high school relations Al Pogue accepted an offer to become the cornerbacks coach at Troy.
Auburn reporter Ryan Black contributed to this report.