Former Auburn Athletic Director to speak at Selma QB Club

Published 10:39 am Monday, October 4, 2021

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Former Auburn Athletic Director David Housel will be the guest speaker at the Selma Quarterback Club on Tuesday.

The meet and greet will start at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by the guest speaker.

Housel’s latest book is “From the Backbooth at Chappy’s: Stories of the South: Football, Politics, Religion, and More.”

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A Gordo native, Housel spent most of his adult life at Auburn.

Housel graduated from Auburn University in 1969. After spending two years working in the ticket office, taught journalism classes.  He was the athletic department’s sports information director from 1981-94. He returned to the athletic department, rising to assistant athletic director in 1985. He became athletic director in 1994 and retired 11 years later.

In the book, Housel  talks about Auburn history, from reflections on the school’s long-running feud with the Georgia Bulldogs as well as paying tribute to former Auburn coach Pat Dye. However, the essays also cover everything from his childhood, questioning one’s own beliefs, the toxicity of politics as well as his love of New York City.

Housel’s other books include “From the Desk to David Housel, A Collection of Auburn Stories.” and “Auburn Glory Days: The Greatest Victories in Tigers History”.