UCF soccer mentor Gus Malzahn was concerned in a motor vehicle crash in Auburn, Alabama, on Monday night time, a spokesman from the university’s athletics office confirmed.
Brian Stultz, who covers Auburn for the Rivals network, was 1st to report the crash in which a further gentleman was airlifted in a helicopter. Malzahn was not hurt in the incident.
In accordance to the Orlando Sentinel, Malzahn was in Auburn with his spouse, Kristi, to assist her mother. Kristi’s father, Wesley Otwell, died on March 23, she wrote in a Fb write-up.
UCF held its ninth spring observe Tuesday early morning. It was shut to the media, while offensive coordinator Chip Lindsey and two players were designed readily available for interviews afterward.
Malzahn, 56, coached Auburn’s soccer program from 2013-20. He earlier served as the Tigers’ offensive coordinator and quarterbacks mentor from 2009-11, winning a national championship in the procedure.
He was named UCF’s mentor on Feb. 15, 2021, reuniting with athletic director Terry Mohajir, who employed him for the same position at Arkansas Condition a ten years previously.
Malzahn took time absent from the method in January as Kristi was hospitalized with an an infection. On Feb. 3, he shared a assertion onto social media that his wife experienced “returned residence and is doing noticeably far better.”
UCF’s spring football match is scheduled for noon on April 16.