Gus Malzahn is in his second year on the coaching staff at The University of Tulsa. He serves as assistant head coach and co-offensive coordinator, as well as quarterbacks coach.
Under his direction, the Tulsa offense ranked as the nation's top offense in 2007, gaining 543.9 yards per game. The Hurricane also led Conference USA in passing, scoring, TD passes and passing efficiency, while ranking third nationally for passing, fifth for pass efficiency and 10th for scoring offense.
Tulsa's offense has established nine team school records and 12 individual records. The Hurricane also set nine Conference USA team records, while Tulsa quarterback Paul Smith established new C-USA single-season marks for total yards, TDs responsible for, passing yards and TD passes.
Malzahn spent the 2006 season as offensive coordinator and receivers coach at the University of Arkansas The Razorbacks finished the campaign with a 10-4 record, were SEC West Division Champions and was ranked 15th nationally.
Under Malzahn's direction, Arkansas had the nation's fourth-ranked rushing offense and also ranked among the top-35 nationally in total offense and scoring offense. He was named the Rivals.com National Offensive Coordinator of the Year in 2006. Under his tutelage, Arkansas had the nation's top running back tandem with Heisman trophy runner-up Darren McFadden and fellow All-American Felix Jones.
Before moving to the college ranks, Malzahn spent 14 seasons as a successful Arkansas High School head coach, where he led five teams to the state championship game and won three titles.
Before his move to Arkansas, Malzahn was the head coach at Springdale (Ark.) High School for five years (2001-05). He led the Bulldogs to two state championship game appearances, 2002 and 2005. His 2005 team posted a 14-0 record, won the state's Class 5A championship, outscored its opponents 664-118 and was ranked among the top-10 teams in the country.
Before his stint at Springdale High, Malzahn coached five years at Shiloh Christian High School where he transformed that team into one of the most dynamic offensive prep squads in the nation. He led the Saints to back-to-back state championships in 1998 and 1999.
On the prep level, Malzahn coached two quarterbacks, Josh Floyd and Rhett Lashley at Shiloh Christian High School, both of whom set national passing records. Malzahn also tutored 2005 Gatorade, Parade Magazine and Rivals.com National Player of the Year Mitch Mustain at Springdale High School.
Malzahn began his coaching career in 1991 at Hughes High School, where he stayed for five seasons including the final four years as the head coach. In 1992, Malzahn became the head coach and in 1994 his team reached the state championship game.
Malzahn, 42, earned his bachelor's degree in physical education from Henderson State (Ark.) in 1990. He and his wife, Kristi, have two daughters: Kylie and Kenzie.
Alma Mater: Henderson State `90
Bowl Games as a Coach 2007 Capital One Bowl (Arkansas) 2008 GMAC Bowl (Tulsa)
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