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Ryan Russell

Ryan Russell
Strength & Conditioning Coach

Ryan Russell serves as the director of strength and conditioning for Auburn football, continuing his professional partnership with Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn.

Russell held a similar position on Malzahn's staff at Arkansas State, where he served as director of athletic performance during the 2012 season.

From 2010-11, Russell served an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Auburn, working with the football program. He was also football's director of sports nutrition. He was an associate strength and conditioning coach for the Boise State football team from 2007-09.

He served professional internships as a strength and conditioning coach at Pitt (2005) and Louisville (2004-05) before coming to Auburn as a graduate assistant coach in 2005-06.

Russell played professional football in the Arena Football League for the Las Vegas Gladiators and the Louisville Fire in 2003.

Russell received his bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from West Liberty State in 2003. He played wide receiver for West Liberty State from 2000-02, receiving all-conference honors all three years. He earned his master's degree in Adult Education from Auburn in December 2006. He holds a number of professional certifications, including CSCS, SCCC, SNC, USAW Level 1, and FMS.

A native of Palm Springs, Calif., he met his wife, the former Sarah Porter (an Auburn graduate with a degree in nutrition and food science), during his first stint at Auburn.


Jamie Croley
Director of Football Operations

Jamie Croley serves as Auburn's director of football operations, managing the overall logistics of the Tiger football program. He held the same position in 2012 at Arkansas State working for head coach Gus Malzahn.

Croley has had a long career in athletics administration and sports medicine. Nationally certified in athletic training in 1998, his career in athletic training has included positions with HealthSouth, the Cooper Clinic, HealthSouth of Northwest Arkansas and Trinity Rehabilitation; he also covered local high school athletic squads during those years. In 2009, he joined the staff of the Physicians Specialty Hospital, where he served as liaison to a number of local schools and institutions, including the University of Arkansas athletic teams. During the summer of 2011, he worked with the prestigious Andrews Institute.

Croley received his bachelor's degree in exercise science with an emphasis in sports medicine from Oklahoma Baptist in 1995, where he also served as a student athletic trainer. Croley and his wife, the former Tiffani Otwell, an elementary school teacher, are both natives of Fort Smith, Ark. They are the proud parents of four daughters: Camryn, Ashtyn, Londyn and Jordyn.


Doug Goodwin
Director of HS Relations

Auburn alum Doug Goodwin, who spent 29 years coaching high school football in Alabama, is in his second year as the Director of High School Relations for Auburn Football.

His prep teams made 22 playoff appearances, including 20 consecutive, and advanced five times to the state title game. Fifteen of those teams were area or region champions and seven were state semifinalists. His 114-28 region record is among the best in state high school history.

Goodwin spent three years at Homewood High, winning the region championship in 2012 and 2013. He became the first coach in AHSAA history to take three different schools to the state finals in 2008 with Russellville, which finished as the state runner-up in 2008 and 2009 as the Golden Tigers went 46-9 over four seasons (2007-10).

He had an eight-year stint at Demopolis (1999-2006) as the head football coach and athletic director; his teams won 82 games, reached the playoffs each season and won the state title in 2004 with a 15-0 mark, setting a state record for points in a single season with 761.

Goodwin was the head coach and athletic director at Lineville from 1993-98 where his teams won 59 games and played in the state championship game in 1996 and 1998. Each of his six teams qualified for the playoffs and won the region championship. He began his coaching career as an assistant coach at Lanett (1985-86) before becoming the head football coach and athletic director at Marion County (1987-92). He was inducted in the Alabama High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame in 2015.

The Sylacauga, Ala., native walked on to the football team at Auburn as a defensive back. Goodwin graduated from Auburn in 1984. He and his wife, Donna, have two children, Dustin and Devin.


David GunnDavid Gunn
Assistant Athletics Director For Football

David Gunn serves as an assistant athletics director for Auburn football, serving as the chief liaison to head coach Gus Malzahn and as administrator for the overall football program. Gunn joined the Auburn family before the 2013 campaign.

Gunn came to Auburn with Malzahn after 11 seasons on the coaching staff at Arkansas State. He coached defensive backs in 2012, after spending his first 10 seasons as the ASU running backs coach. Gunn also held the role of Director of Player Development in 2011, the same season he served as the Red Wolves' interim head coach for the GoDaddy.com Bowl.

At Arkansas State, Gunn coached three All-Sun Belt Conference selections, two of the Red Wolves' top three all-time leading rushers, a Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year and the league's Freshman of the Year.

Since arriving at ASU in January 2002, Gunn developed some powerful performers. Reggie Arnold, A-State's featured back from 2006-09, was a Doak Walker Award candidate entering the 2007, 2008 and 2009 seasons and finished his career as ASU's second all-time leader in total rushing yards and tied for second in rushing touchdowns. Arnold piled up numerous awards, including All-Sun Belt Conference honors three times.

Gunn's first season featured Danny Smith, who broke ASU's all-time rushing record which had stood for 50 years. Gunn proudly watched Smith receive Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Year Honors. Antonio Warren and Shermar Bracey churned out extraordinary rushing totals and signed NFL contracts; Warren finished his career as ASU's third all-time leading rusher with 3,040 yards.

Prior to joining the ASU staff, Gunn served as head coach for Little Rock McClellan (Ark.) High School for five seasons (1996-2001), taking the Crimson Tide to the playoffs twice. Before McClellan, he served as the boys' head track coach at Watson Chapel High School in Pine Bluff, Ark. (1991-95); he also served as the running backs and defensive backs coach at Watson Chapel and helped then go to the AAA playoffs three straight years, winning the 1996 state championship. That was the second stop at Watson Chapel for Gunn, who began his career as the linebackers and wide receivers coach there from 1987-89.

Gunn, a native of England, Ark., who excelled in football, basketball and track at England High School, also coached at Lake Highlands (Texas) High School, where he coached running backs and helped his team to a 1990 conference title.

After graduating from England High School in 1982, he attended the University of Arkansas, where he played defensive back and running back; as a Razorback, he played in the 1984 Liberty Bowl and the 1987 Orange Bowl. He graduated in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in physical education and biological science.

Gunn is married to the former Aleachia Stephenson of England, and they have two grown daughters - Tiffany, a recent Arkansas law school graduate, and Bethany, who is a senior at Auburn.


Joe-Joe Petrone
Director of Sports Medicine

Joined AU Staff: August, 2008

Responsibility:Oversees Auburn's department of 12 certified full-time staff and 11 certified graduate assistants.

Experience: Spent six and a half years as the Head Athletic Trainer at Middle Tennessee State University, overseeing medical care given to the athletes of 18 different varsity sports. Prior to MTSU, spent six years as the athletic trainer and therapist at The Healthsouth Sports Medicine Center in Tampa, Florida. Was the assistant athletic trainer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1987 to 1996. From 1981 to 1987, was the assistant athletic trainer at Ole Miss. For five years, worked as an athletic trainer for the New York Yankees Fantasy Camp and also was a volunteer athletic trainer for Florida College and Hillsborough High School football. Summer assistant athletic trainer for the New York Jets in Hempstead, N.Y., in 1979 and 1980.

Personal Information: Earned his bachelor's degree from Vanderbilt in 1980 and a Master's of Science from the University of South Florida in 1994. He and his wife, Allyson, have twin sons, Chas and Michael. He is a certified member of the National Athletic Trainers Association, Petrone is also a member of the Southeastern Athletic Trainers' Association, and the Alabama Athletic Trainers' Association.


Dana MarquezDana Marquez
Director of Equipment Operations

Joined AU Staff: March, 2006

Responsibility: Oversees all aspects of the equipment and apparel for all of Auburn's 21 varsity teams.

Experience: Came to Auburn after serving as the Western Regional Promotion Manager for Schutt Sports Group from 2005-06. Served as Director of Equipment Operations at the University of California from 2002-05. Was Football Equipment Manager at Oregon State from 2001-02. Was a Marketing Consultant for the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL from 1997-98 and for the Denver Grizzlies of the IHL from 1993-94. Director of Marketing for the Colorado Foxes from 1994-95.

Personal: A native of Littleton, Colo. Married to the former Liz Asher. The couple has a daughter, Jordan. Attended Colorado State, studying sports sciences and management.


Brett WhitesideBrett Whiteside
Director of Recruiting Operations

Brett Whiteside serves as the director of recruiting operations for Auburn football, his second stint with the Tiger program. He worked with head coach Gus Malzahn as Director of Player Personnel at Arkansas State in 2012, coordinating the Red Wolves' team travel, assisting with on-campus recruiting and helping oversee the day-to-day operations of the ASU football program.

As a student recruiting assistant at Auburn from 2009-12, Whiteside helped with the recruiting effort of two of the top six recruiting classes in the nation, including the 2011 class, ranked No. 2 nationally and first in the Southeastern Conference. He was also instrumental in signing ASU's first recruiting class under head coach Gus Malzahn, which was ranked first in the Sun Belt Conference in 2012.

Originally from Gadsden, Ala., Whiteside graduated from Arkansas State in 2012 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with emphasis on business, education and mathematics. He graduated from Auburn University with a master's degree in Administration of Higher Education in August 2015. He is married to the former Natalie Slaten.


Dr. Michael Goodlett
Team Physician

Responsibility: Serves as Auburn University Sports Medicine team physician, overseeing all aspects of the daily sports medicine/primary care needs of all Auburn University student-athletes. Coordinates care with the athletic training staff, local medical community, and Dr. James Andrews.

Experience: Fellow American Academy of Family Physicians. A charter member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. Also a member of the American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society, American Medical Society, Medical Association of the State of Alabama, Lee County Medical Society, American Academy of Family Physicians and Alabama Academy of Family Physicians. A member of Auburn University Institutional Review Board for the Use of Human Subjects in Research since 1996. Chief Medical Advisor Auburn University President Jay Gogue. Previously served as Medical Director of Auburn University Drake Student Health Center. Formerly Team Physician at Jacksonville State University.

Honors: Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society, NCAA Scholar at the 2012 NFL National Invitation Combine / NFL Physician Society Annual Scientific Meeting , SEC Team Physician of the Year 2008.

Personal Information: Married to the former Donna Webster of Tanner, Ala., and has two children, Haley and Hunter. Graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Alabama in Florence, Ala., with a bachelor of science in Chemistry. Graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Ala. with a Doctor of Medicine. Family practice residency at UAB/Baptist Memorial Hospital. Fellow, American Board of Family Practice. Certified Team Physician-American College of Sports Medicine.


Dr. James Andrews
Orthopedic Surgeon

World-renowned expert Dr. James Andrews serves as orthopaedic surgeon and Medical Director for Auburn student-athletes.

A member of the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center, Chairman of the Board of the American Sports Medicine Institute (ASMI) in Birmingham, Ala. and Medical Director of the Andrews Institute in Gulf Breeze, Fla., Dr. Andrews has been mentor for more than 250 orthopaedic/sports medicine fellows who have trained with him through the American Sports Medicine Institute.

A member of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, he has been awarded a Doctor of Laws Degree from Livingston University, Doctor of Science Degree from Troy State and a Doctor of Science Degree from Louisiana State University.

Dr. Andrews currently serves as Senior Orthopaedic Consultant for the Washington Redskins, Medical Director for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and is Co-Medical Director for the Ladies Professional Golf Association.

He graduated from LSU in 1963, where he was the Southeastern Conference indoor and outdoor pole vault champion. He completed medical school in 1967 and completed his orthopaedic residency at Tulane Medical School in 1972. Dr. Andrews was elected to the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame in 1992.


Jorrell Bostrom
Director of Player Development


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Kenneth Carter
Assistant Director of Player Development


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Bo Larkin
Video Coordinator

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Brad Rapacz
Equipment Manager

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Jeremy Roberts
Assistant AD Operations

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Robbie Stewart
Head Trainer

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Patrick Suddes
Director of Player Personnel

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Bryan Tatum
Assistant Strength & Conditioning

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Chette Williams
Team Chaplain

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Analyst

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Rob Coleman
Analyst

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Devin Ducote
Analyst

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Eric Munoz
Analyst

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Jeff Norid
Analyst

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Brandon WheelingBrandon Wheeling
Analyst

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Connor Mielke
Strength & Conditioning

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