David Saunders (American football coach)

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David Saunders
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1958-04-06) April 6, 1958 (age 59)
Douglasville, Georgia
Playing career
? Auburn
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1984-1989 Jacksonville State (DB/WR/RC)
1990-1992 Georgia Southern (DL)
1993-1994 Nicholls State (DC/DB)
1995 Baylor (DB)
1996-1997 Arkansas State (DB/RC)
1998 Tennessee (RC)
1998-2002 Ole Miss (RC)
2003-2005 Millsaps
2006 Ole Miss (LB)
2010 Ole Miss (ath. dept.)
2011-2014 Louisiana-Lafayette (CB)

David "Sarge" Saunders (born April 6, 1958) is a former assistant football coach at the University of Louisiana-Lafayette before resigning in November of 2014.

Assistant coach[edit]

Saunders is an alumnus of Auburn University. His first college coaching job was at defensive backs and wide receivers coach, plus recruiting coordinator at Jacksonville State University from 1984-1989. From 1990-1992 he was defensive line coach at Georgia Southern where he won a Division I-AA National Championship in 1990. After the 1992 season, he left to become defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach at Nicholls State University from 1993-1994. After Nicholls State, he coached one season at Baylor University as the defensive backs coach. From 1996-1997, he was both defensive backs coach and recruiting coordinator at Arkansas State. During the 1998 season, he spend the football season at the University of Tennessee as director of on-campus recruiting before leaving to become Ole Miss' assistant to the athletics director for recruiting and coordinator of high school and community college relations from 1998-2002. Saunders returned to Ole Miss to become linebackers coach for the 2006 season. He began his third stint at Ole Miss in 2010 as administrative operations coordinator. Saunders was once named one of the nation's Top 9 recruiters by ESPN.com's Tom Lemming.

Head coach[edit]

Saunders was named head coach at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi in 2003 and held the position through the 2005 season. He had an overall record of 7-21.

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