Brett Whiteside serves as the director of football operations for Auburn football, his second stint with the Tiger program. He worked with head coach Gus Malzahn as Director of Player Personnel at Arkansas State in 2012, overseeing on-campus recruiting, coordinating the Red Wolves' team travel and helping oversee the day-to-day operations of the ASU football program.
As a student recruiting assistant at Auburn from 2009-12, Whiteside helped with the recruiting effort of two of the top six recruiting classes in the nation, including the 2011 class, ranked No. 2 nationally and first in the Southeastern Conference. He was also instrumental in signing ASU's first recruiting class under Malzahn, which was ranked first in the Sun Belt Conference in 2012.
Originally from Southside, Ala., Whiteside graduated from Arkansas State in 2012 with a degree in interdisciplinary studies and earned his master's degree in higher education administration from Auburn in 2015. He is married to the former Natalie Slaten, a 2009 Auburn graduate.