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Al Pogue
Al Pogue

Position:
Director of High School Relations

Al Pogue, who has spent the previous two years as a quality control assistant at Auburn and has 13 years of experiencing coaching high school football in the state of Alabama, now serves as the Director of High School Relations for Auburn football. In that role, Pogue also oversees Auburn football's summer camps and clinics.

Prior to his arrival at Auburn in March, 2011, Pogue spent 13 years as a high school coach in the state of Alabama, 11 in the public school system and two at a private school.

Pogue, who spent 12 of his 13 years coaching in the high school ranks in Montgomery, Ala., was the head coach at Carver High School, from 2008-10 where he produced the program's first-ever undefeated regular season in 2008. He was the head coach at St. Jude High School from 2006-07, after serving as the defensive coordinator for Sidney Lanier High School (2003-05).

Pogue's first head coaching position was at Calhoun High School in Lowndes County in 2002. He began his coaching career defensive backs at Lee High School (1998-01).

At Auburn in 2011, Pogue served as an offensive quality control assistant under Malzahn, who was the offensive coordinator at the time. In 2012, Pogue worked as a special teams quality control assistant for the Tigers.

As a college football player at Alabama State from 1993-96, Pogue was a three-year starter at defensive back, earning All-America and All-SWAC honors at free safety.

A native of Mobile, Ala., Pogue earned a bachelor's degree in special education from Alabama State in 1998. He and his wife Nikita, who also attended Alabama State, have two children, Allison and Nasir.

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