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July 12, 2013

Gus Malzahn inducted into Arkansas high school hall of fame (UPDATED)


Auburn coach Gus Malzahn was inducted into the Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame on Friday night in Hot Springs, Ark. (Photo courtesy: Todd Van Emst)

BY RYAN BLACK | rblack@ledger-enquirer.com


Gus Malzahn returned to Arkansas on Friday night for a special occasion.

The Auburn football coach was honored by the Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame for his success as a preps coach in the state from 1992-2005. Hailing from Fort Smith, Ark., Malzahn compiled a record of 133-26 and won three state titles during a career that included stops at Hughes High School and Shiloh Christian, a private school in Springdale.

He eventually moved on to Springdale High School, where he soared to his greatest heights at the high school level, making state championship appearances in 2002 and 2004 before finally capturing the title in 2005. That title-winning team included four players that would join Malzahn the next season when he became the offensive coordinator at Arkansas under Razorbacks coach Houston Nutt, including quarterback Mitch Mustain and wide receiver Damian Williams.

Malzahn was one of 15 honorees installed Friday night at the hall of fame ceremony in Hot Springs, Ark.


  1. […] two more previews of Auburn’s 2013 opponents (Ole Miss and Western Carolina) as well as coach Gus Malzahn’s induction into the Arkansas High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. Friday night, it was reported that 2013 signee Earnest Robinson, a receiver out of Pinson Valley […]

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  2. and auburn fans should be excited? Keep pushing that bar higher! he should be worth maybe 3-5 wins this year!!!

    Comment by romo — July 13, 2013 @ 10:45 am

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