Doug Barfield

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Doug Barfield
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1936-03-14) March 14, 1936 (age 82)
Playing career
1954–1956 Southern Miss
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1970–1971 Clemson (OC)
1972–1973 Auburn (assistant)
1974–1975 Auburn (OC)
1976–1980 Auburn
1981 Mississippi State (RB/WR)
Head coaching record
Overall 29–25–1

Doug Barfield (born March 14, 1936) is a former American football player and coach. Barfield was the head football coach at Auburn University from 1976 to 1980 where he compiled an on-field record of 27–27–1 during his five-year tenure. Auburn was subsequently awarded two victories due to forfeits by Mississippi State in 1976 and 1977, thus improving Barfield's record to 29–25–1. Barfield lost all five games as head coach at Auburn against in-state rival, Alabama.

A native of Grove Hill, Alabama,[1] Barfield played college football at The University of Southern Mississippi. Prior to becoming the head football coach at Auburn, he served as an assistant for several college football teams, including a stint as the offensive coordinator at Auburn from 1974 to 1975. After his dismissal as head coach at Auburn following the 1980 season, Barfield served as the head coach at several high schools in Alabama.

Head coaching record

Year Team Overall Conference Standing Bowl/playoffs Coaches# AP°
Auburn Tigers (Southeastern Conference) (1976–1980)
1976 Auburn 3–8 2–4 T–6th
1977 Auburn 5–6 4–2 3rd
1978 Auburn 6–4–1 3–2–1 3rd
1979 Auburn 8–3 4–2 T–3rd 16
1980 Auburn 5–6 0–6 T–9th
Auburn: 29–25–1 15–14–1
Total: 29–25–1


  1. ^ Barfield back in hometown
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