Brian Blackmon joined the Auburn football staff as an offensive analyst in 2017 after two decades as a prominent coach and educator at Opelika High School.
Blackmon was head football coach at Opelika from 2009-16, compiling a 69-25 record and taking the Bulldogs to two Class 6A state title games (2012, 2016). Opelika's athletics director from 2009-17 and an assistant AD from 2001-08, he also coached soccer, wrestling and golf during his tenure.
He was honored as the Class 6A coach of the year in 2012 by the Alabama Sports Writers Association, the Alabama Football Coaches Association, the Opelika-Auburn News, Columbus SportsVision and AL.com. In 2004, Blackmon was named Alabama assistant coach of the year. He has coached in the Alabama-Mississippi and North-South all-star games.
He has served as president of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors and Coaches Association, on the advisory, Hall of Fame, reclassification and all-star selection committees of the Alabama High School Athletic Association, on the high school task force of USA Football, and as a district board member of the Alabama Football Coaches Association.
A graduate of Robert E. Lee High in Montgomery, where he was part of the 1991 state champion football team and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017, Blackmon played one season at the University of North Alabama before transferring to Troy to complete his studies.
Blackmon earned his bachelor's degree in accounting from Troy in 1996 and a master's degree in business education from Auburn in 1998. He and his wife Kellie have two children, Cade and Carlyle.