Auburn assistant Phillip Lolley to step down

AUBURN—Auburn cornerbacks coach Phillip Lolley will step away as an on the field coach and return to an administrative capacity within the football program, announced head coach Gene Chizik Tuesday. Lolley has been the cornerbacks coach the last three seasons at Auburn, and been on staff since 1999.

"We appreciate Coach Lolley and the contributions he has made to the Auburn football program in his various roles over the years," Chizik said. "We look forward to him continuing to help with the program's success in his new capacity."

Lolley was a conditioning coach from 1999-2000, before serving as the secondary coach from 2000-03. From 2004-08, Lolley was the Director of NFL Relations prior to returning to the field as a coach in 2009.

Lolley, 57, received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Livingston in 1977 and 1981, respectively. He was a high school coach in the state of Alabama from 1977-98.

A search for his replacement will begin immediately.