published Friday, February 17th, 2012

Auburn hires another former Georgia defensive coach

Georgia coach Mark Richt and former Bulldogs defensive coordinator Willie Martinez.
Georgia coach Mark Richt and former Bulldogs defensive coordinator Willie Martinez.

Willie Martinez is back in the Southeastern Conference.

The former Georgia defensive backs coach and defensive coordinator was named Friday as a defensive assistant at Auburn, where he is reuniting with new Tigers defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder. Martinez, who turns 49 next week, spent the past two seasons as Oklahoma’s secondary coach.

“Willie Martinez is an experienced coach that has been very successful in this conference and understands the rigors of coaching and recruiting in the SEC,” Auburn head coach Gene Chizik said. “We’re excited to have him on board and look forward to bringing his knowledge and experience to our staff.”

about David Paschall...

David Paschall is a sports writer for the Times Free Press. He started at the Chattanooga Free Press in 1990 and was part of the Times Free Press when the paper started in 1999. David covers University of Georgia football, as well as SEC football recruiting, SEC basketball, Chattanooga Lookouts baseball and other sports stories. He is a Chattanooga native and graduate of the Baylor School and Auburn University. David has received numerous honors for ...

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