Auburn University's Gus Malzahn has shown incredible composure stepping into the pressure-packed hot seat of being a head coach in the SEC, the premiere conference for college football. In his first year as head coach, he took a program that won three games the year before to the national championship game this year, coming within three points of victory. But aside from his tangible accomplishments as head coach Gus Malzahn has played an inspirational role in the lives of his players.
In addition to asking players to close practices in prayer, Coach Malzahn intentionally invests in the lives of each athlete. He and the rest of his staff understand that they are building up members of society, not just football players.
Our coaching staff are men of faith,” Malzahn said. “We love football and we take it to the next level as far as family is concerned. These players are our kids. We treat them like our own. That’s how you tie it all together.