Auburn Tigers have announced the signing of a new defensive line coach James McGriff

Auburn announces new defensive line coach hire and position coach movement

Vontrell King-Williams has been officially promoted to the defensive tackles coach job at Auburn according to a press release from the school Friday, confirming previous reports from Rivals and 247Sports on Wednesday.

King-Williams was an analyst on Auburn’s staff in the 2023 season and previously worked under head coach Hugh Freeze at Liberty.

King-Williams takes the place of Jeremy Garrett, who reportedly took a job with the Jacksonville Jaguars but has not been officially announced yet.

Garrett was in charge of the full defensive line. King-Williams being announced as the defensive tackles coach has meant some shuffling among Auburn’s defensive staff.

Josh Aldridge, who coached the linebackers in 2023, will now coach the edge rushers. Defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin will be assigned the inside linebackers. Co-defensive coordinator Charles Kelly will coach the safeties and Wesley McGriff will coach the cornerbacks.

Auburn’s staff is once again full heading into spring practices and the 2024 season. Any changes going forward would be from the departure of a current staff member. Below is Auburn’s full staff as of Feb. 9.

Head coach: Hugh Freeze:

Offensive coordinator: Derrick Nix

Defensive coordinator: D.J. Durkin

Co-defensive coordinator: Charles Kelly

Quarterbacks coach: Kent Austin

Running backs coach: Derrick Nix

Wide receivers coach: Marcus Davis

Tight ends coach: Ben Aigamaua

Offensive line coach: Jake Thornton

Defensive tackles coach: Vontrell King-Williams

Edge rushers coach: Josh Aldridge

Linebackers coach: D.J. Durkin

Cornerbacks coach: Wesley McGriff

Safeties coach: Charles Kelly

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