Chip Lindsey will serve as the Knights' new offensive coordinator and quarterback coach for the 2022 season.
The move comes after co-offensive coordinator and quarterback coach G.J. Kinne was hired as head coach of the Incarnate Word Cardinals last week.
Lindsey previously worked with Knights Head Coach Gus Malzahn, serving as an offensive analyst for the University of Auburn's 2013 BCS National Championship run. Lindsey again worked with Malzahn from 2017 to 2018 as the Tigers' offensive coordinator and quarterback coach.
“He was with me in 2013 when (Auburn) went to the national championship game and again in 2017 when we won the SEC West," Malzahn said. "He’s a great quarterback developer, and he’ll be a great addition to our staff.”
Lindsey comes to UCF after serving as Troy University's head coach for the past three seasons, in which he compiled a 15-19 record, including 5-6 this past season.
Throughout Lindsey's career, he has built a reputation as one of the best offensive minds in college football. In 2020, his Trojans team ranked 21st nationally at 290.2 passing yards per game. The team also improved 63 spots nationally in scoring defense from 2019 to 2020 and 38 spots in total defense.
“I’m extremely excited to come to UCF after watching that program from afar,” Lindsey said. “I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to reconnect with Coach Malzahn and work with him again — he changed the way college football is played with the things he has done."