from the Elon University sports site at Greenssborosports.com:
ELON, N.C. — Elon football head coach Jason Swepson today announced the addition of Freddie Aughtry-Lindsay to his coaching staff. Aughtry-Lindsay will serve as the Phoenix’s linebackers coach, a position which opened up when Al Washington joined the staff at Boston College.
“I admired Freddie as a player and worked with him at NC State,” said Swepson. “He will be a wonderful addition to our coaching staff. One of the most important things to know about Freddie is that he is a great family man.”
Aughtry-Lindsay comes to Elon after spending the 2011 season as the linebackers coach at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. His unit produced two all-conference performers as the team went 8-3 with a victory over #14 California University of Pennsylvania. Slippery Rock played in the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference title game, falling just short of upsetting eighth-ranked Kutztown University. At one point in the 2011 season, Slippery Rock had climbed to #14 in the NCAA Division II poll.
From 2008-10 football seasons, Aughtry-Lindsay was a defensive graduate assistant coach at North Carolina State University, his alma mater. He also served as the defensive coordinator and linebackers coach at Andrews High School in nearby High Point, N.C.
Aughtry-Lindsay was a two-year starter at NC State where he was selected as a team captain in 2003 and 2004. In a win against UConn in 2003, Aughtry-Lindsay scored two defensive touchdowns – a 48-yard fumble recovery and a game-winning 56-yard interception return. That performance helped him earn both ACC and national player of the week honors. He amassed a career-best 105 tackles in 2003. In 2004, the Wolfpack boasted the nation’s top-ranked defense. Aughtry-Lindsay was honored with the Al Michaels Award during his time with NC State. In his career, he recorded 266 tackles, 22.5 tackles for a loss and 6.5 sacks.
Following his collegiate career, Aughtry-Lindsay played two seasons in the Arena Football League 2 as a linebacker and fullback with the Arkansas Twisters and Laredo Lobos.
Aughtry-Lindsay earned his bachelor’s degree in sociology from NC State in 2006.
Originally from High Point, N.C., Aughtry-Lindsay and his wife, Amber, have two sons – Colton and Colin.