Chip Lindsey (born June 1, 1974) is an American college football coach and former player. He is the head football coach at Troy University. Lindsey was previously the quarterbacks coach at Troy during the 2010 season. Lindsey has also previously served as the offensive coordinator at the University of Southern Mississippi (2014–2015), Arizona State University (2016) and Auburn University (2017–2018).
Early life and education
Lindsey played three sports and graduated from Bob Jones High School in Madison, Alabama in 1992 and played football at University of North Alabama under then-head coach Bobby Wallace, before transferring to the University of Alabama located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and earned his bachelor's degree in history and English in 1997.
High School coaching
Lindsey began coaching as an assistant in 1997 at Springville High School located in Springville, Alabama. After two seasons he moved to Sparkman High School in Harvest, Alabama. In 2000, he moved to Deshler High School in Tuscumbia, Alabama and served as an assistant under AHSAA Hall of Fame coach John Mothershed, until 2004 where he had two undefeated regular seasons. The following year in 2005, Lindsey became the Head Coach at Colbert Heights High School Tuscumbia, Alabama for two seasons with a combined record of 14–8. In 2007, he would become the offensive coordinator at Hoover High School under coach Rush Propst. Following one season at Hoover, Lindsey became the Head Coach coach at Lassiter High School in Marietta, Georgia until 2009. In 2011, after one season as Troy University quarterbacks coach, he would return to high school coaching at Spain Park High School in Hoover, Alabama where he would have a combined 15–9 record with two consecutive state playoff appearances, while Nick Mullens appeared as the 6A state player of the year.
Lindsey became quarterbacks coach under Larry Blakeney for the 2010 season where he coached Sun Belt Freshman of the Year Corey Robinson, who threw for 3,707 yards with 28 touchdowns and 15 interceptions while leading the No. 37 passing offense in the country.
Under coach Todd Monken, Lindsey was named the offensive coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi in 2014. In 2015, the Golden Eagles finished the season 9–5, 7–1 in C-USA play to be champions of the West Division. The 2015 team also finished 12th in the nation in total offense. They represented the West Division in the Conference USA Football Championship Game where they lost to Western Kentucky University. They were invited to the Heart of Dallas Bowl, where they were defeated by Washington.
In December 2015, it was announced that Chip Lindsey would be named the new offensive coordinator at Arizona State University for the 2016 season. Arizona State would finish the 2016 season at 5-7, while averaging over 33 points per game and 11th in the nation in red zone offense.
Lindsey was an offensive analyst on Auburn's staff in 2013, the season the Tigers won the SEC title and fell 13 seconds short of a national championship. On January 21, 2017, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn announced that Lindsey would serve as the new offensive coordinator, producing $800,000 in compensation. During the 2017 season, the Tigers won an SEC West Division Championship after wins over top-ranked Georgia and Alabama. For the 2018 season, Auburn finished 8-5.
On January 11, 2019, Lindsey was introduced as the new head football coach at Troy University.
Head coaching record
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