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Ted Roof
Ted  Roof

Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers

Alma Mater:
Georgia Tech (1987)


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1987-88 Alabama (Graduate Assistant)
1989 West Georgia (Linebackers)
1990-93 Duke (Outside Linebackers)
1994-96 Massachusetts (Defensive Line/Recruiting Coordinator (1994); Defensive Coordinator/Defensive Line (1995-96))
1997 Western Carolina (Defensive Coordinator)
1998-2001 Georgia Tech (Linebackers (1998); Defensive Coordinator (1999-2001))
2002-07 Duke (Defensive Coordinator (2002-03); Head Coach (Interim 2003; 2004-07))
2008 Minnesota (Defensive Coordinator)
2009- Auburn (Defensive Coordinator)
Player - 1985 All-American
Coach - 1988 Hall of Fame, 1988 Sun, 1999 Gator, 2000 Gator, 2000 Peach, 2001 Seattle, 2008 Insight, 2010 Outback, 2011 BCS National Championship Game
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.
Wife: former Pam Ash
Children twin sons: Terrence and Michael, 12
College: Georgia Tech (B.S., 1987)
Playing Experience: Georgia Tech (linebacker), 1982-85

Ted Roof is in his third as defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Auburn.

Under Roof's guidance in 2010, the Tigers led the Southeastern Conference and ranked ninth nationally in rushing defense, allowing 109.1 yards per game. The Tigers' defense also recorded the third-most tackles-for-loss and fifth-most sacks in the SEC last season.

In the BCS National Championship Game, Roof orchestrated a defensive attack that held the Oregon offense 28 points below its season average, scoring just 19 points. The Auburn defense also intercepted two Oregon passes, after the Ducks had thrown just seven picks all season.

Under Roof, junior defensive tackle Nick Fairley earned the Lombardi Award as the nation's best lineman. Fairley set an Auburn single-season record with 24.0 TFL's and 11.5 sacks in 2010 as he was a unanimous All-America selection and the defensive MVP of the BCS National Championship Game.

Roof coached a total of five players to postseason honors in 2010, including linebacker Josh Bynes who was named Second Team All-SEC after posting a team-high 73 tackles.

In his first season at Auburn, Roof juggled a defense that was decimated by injuries and a lack of depth, and still helped the team to an 8-5 record and a victory in the Outback Bowl. The Tigers ranked 17th in the nation in opponent third down conversion percentage (32.8) and forced 24 turnovers. The Auburn defense also ranked 31st nationally in pass defense efficiency and picked off 17 passes - tied for third most in the SEC.

Roof also coached junior linebackers Josh Bynes who totaled 104, the most by an Auburn player since the 2001 season.

Roof came to Auburn after serving as the defensive coordinator at Minnesota in 2008. Under Roof's leadership, the Minnesota defense allowed 135 fewer yards per game and 12 fewer points per game than in 2007, while improving from 1-11 to 7-6 and a bowl appearance.

Likewise his first year at Duke in 2002, Roof directed the Blue Devil defense to marked improvements, as Duke moved from 113th to 58th nationally in total defense. Roof coached at Duke for six seasons, including four as the head coach and two as the defensive coordinator.

From 1998-2001, Roof coached at his alma mater, Georgia Tech, where he was nominated in 2000 for the Broyles Award. At Georgia Tech, the Yellow Jackets posted a four-year record of 35- 14, tied for the 1998 ACC Championship and played in four bowl games.

In 2000, the Yellow Jacket defense ranked 12th in the nation in rushing defense and 20th in scoring defense, allowing just 19.0 points per game.

A native of Lawrenceville, Ga., Roof lettered from 1982-85 at Tech. He was a leader of the Rambling Wreck's famed "Black Watch" defense as a senior, when he served as team captain while Georgia Tech went 9-2-1.

A first team All-ACC selection in 1985, Roof ranks seventh on the Jackets' all-time tackling list with 417. Named the Defensive Back of the Year in 1985 by the Atlanta Touchdown Club, Roof was enshrined into the Georgia Tech Athletics Hall of Fame in 1998.

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