Auburn Head Coach Tommy Tuberville Announces Staff Restructuring
February 5, 2004
AUBURN – Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville announced Thursday a restructuring of his staff which includes moving Hugh Nall to offensive line coach and Phillip Lolley to Director of High School Relations and naming Jimmy Perry Director of Football Operations.
Tuberville also announced that an intensive national search for an offensive coordinator will begin immediately.
“Hugh did a good job running our offense, but we’re looking for someone to take us to the next level,” Tuberville said. “We’ll look for someone to fit in with our philosophy of a balanced offense and to help us to continue to improve our running game.”
Nall served as offensive coordinator for one season. He will continue to coach the offensive line as he has done since coming to Auburn in 1999.
“I want what is best for our players and Auburn. Therefore, I’m looking forward to concentrating my full attention on the offensive line and helping this team get better,” said Nall.
Lolley, who spent 22 years as a high school coach, will serve as the liaison to all high school coaches in the southeast. He will also be responsible for NFL relations and the Auburn spring football coaching clinic.
“I’m looking forward to working closely with high school coaches again,” said Lolley. “In a sense, I’ll be getting back to my roots and I am excited about the new position. I look forward to continuing to serve Auburn in whatever capacity will help us be successful.”
Lolley spent the last four seasons as a member of the Auburn coaching staff, working with the outside linebackers in 2000 and the secondary from 2001-03. He came to Auburn in 1999 as an assistant strength and conditioning coach.
“Phillip is extremely well-connected to the high school programs in our state and the southeast,” Tuberville said. “I believe he will continue building on the job that Jimmy began and I know that our relationships with coaches all over the southeast will continue to grow and strengthen.”
After serving as Auburn’s Director of High School Relations since 2000, Perry will now oversee all the day-to-day operations of the Auburn football program as Director of Football Operations.
“I really enjoyed working with the high school and NFL coaches for the past three years, but I am looking forward to a new challenge,” said Perry. “One of my goals has been to work in athletic administration and this position allows me that opportunity.”
“I’m looking forward to working with Jimmy as the Director of Football Operations,” said Tuberville. “He is very organized and I think he will really aid our staff from an administrative standpoint.”
Auburn will begin spring practice on Feb. 29.