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Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh, Auburn’s Chip Lindsey Set for AHSAA Football Lunch & Learn Clinic March 10

    MONTGOMERY – Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh and Auburn University offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey will be the keynote clinicians at the AHSAA Football Lunch & Learn mini-clinic scheduled for March 10 at the AHSAA Office.
    Alvin Briggs, Director of the Alabama High School Athletic Directors & Coaches Association, made the announcement Tuesday.
    “We are very excited to have Coach Harbaugh and Coach Lindsey addressing our coaches,” Briggs said. “Coach Harbaugh is one of the top college head coaches in America, and Coach Lindsey is one of the brightest offensive coordinators around. Our commitment is to provide the best clinicians possible for our member schools each year.”
     The Lunch & Learn mini-clinic series is hosted by the AHSADCA. The one-day clinic provides excellent professional training for our member high school and middle school coaches. The interaction is on a more personal level.
     The AHSADCA provides Lunch & Learn mini-clinics for 11 sports. Football is the last in this school year’s series. Basketball, bowling, wrestling and track & field were held in the first semester. Tennis, baseball, soccer and softball mini-clinics were conducted in January with volleyball and golf held earlier this month. Pre-registration can be done online at www.ahsaa.com. The Football Lunch & Learn will be limited to first 175 to register.
    Harbaugh, 107-49-1 as a head coach, became the 20th head football coach at the University of Michigan, in 2014. The Wolverines’ program is currently college football’s winningest program. He served as head coach for the San Francisco 49ers for four years prior to returning to his alma mater. He led the franchise to Super Bowl XLVII in 2012. Harbaugh's 49ers lost 34-31 to the Baltimore Ravens and his brother, John, in the only matchup of brothers as head coaches in NFL history.
    Prior to making the jump to the 49ers, Harbaugh established himself as a leader of young men at the college level. He turned around a Stanford program that went 1-11 prior to his arrival. The Cardinal improved each of his four seasons, culminating with a 12-1 campaign and FedEx Orange Bowl victory over Virginia Tech in 2010. Harbaugh finished his tenure at Stanford with a 29-21 overall record (.580) and 21-15 mark in Pac-10 Conference play. He also was 29-6 as the University of San Diego’ head coach.
    As a collegiate player, Harbaugh was one of the most efficient passers in NCAA history. In 1985, he led the nation in pass efficiency and finished as the runner-up in 1986. His career pass efficiency rating was the NCAA's top mark for more than 12 years. Harbaugh won the Chicago Tribune Big Ten Most Valuable Player award, earned first team All-America honors and finished third in the balloting for the Heisman Trophy following the 1986 season.
Lindsey Moved Through the High School Ranks
    Chip Lindsey made his mark in high school football, made the jump to offensive coordinator in college, and then earned an opportunity to call plays at Auburn. Coach Gus Malzahn hired Lindsey earlier this year to replace Rhett Lashlee as Auburn's offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Lindsey spent 2016 coordinating the offense and coaching quarterbacks at Arizona State, where the Sun Devils averaged 33.3 points per game. He also served as offensive coordinator at Southern Miss in 2014-15.
       Lindsey played high school football at Bob Jones High School. He played college football at North Alabama, before transferring to Alabama as a student. He was an assistant coach at five Alabama high schools: Florence, Springville, Sparkman, Deshler and Hoover. His first high school head coaching job was at Colbert Heights in 2005-06 and was head coach at Spain Park in 2011-12.
      Lindsey, who served on Malzahn’s staff at Auburn in 2013, received his first college opportunity coaching quarterbacks at Troy University in 2010. Lindsey tutored Sun Belt Freshman of the Year Corey Robinson, helping the Trojans win a share of the conference title and a win in the New Orleans Bowl.



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