Charlie Harbison
Appalachian State
Position:Cornerbacks Coach
Personal information
Born: (1958-10-27) October 27, 1958 (age 61)
Shelby, North Carolina
Career information
College:Gardner–Webb
Career history
As player:
* Buffalo Bills (1982)
As coach:
* Gardner–Webb (1992–1993)
Wide receivers coach
  • UTEP (1994)
    Defensive backs coach
  • Clemson (1995–1997)
    Defensive backs coach
  • Alabama (1998–2000)
    Wide receivers coach
  • LSU (2001–2002)
    Defensive backs coach
  • Alabama (2003–2006)
    Wide receivers
  • Mississippi State (2007–2008)
    Defensive coordinator
  • Clemson (2009–2012)
    Defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach
  • Auburn (2013–2014)
    Defensive coordinator/safeties coach
  • Louisiana–Lafayette (2015–2017)
    Defensive coordinator/defensive backs coach
  • Arizona Cardinals (2018)
    Assistant defensive backs coach
  • Appalachian State (2019–present)
    Cornerbacks Coach
  • Charlie Harbison (born October 27, 1958) is an American football coach who served as an assistant defensive backs coach for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL).[1] He was previously the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Louisiana–Lafayette.

    Playing career[edit | edit source]

    Harbison played college football at Gardner–Webb University for four seasons. In 1982, he signed as a free agent with the Buffalo Bills for the season. He then played two seasons with the Boston/New Orleans Breakers of the USFL.

    Coaching career[edit | edit source]

    College[edit | edit source]

    Harbison has served on coaching staffs primarily as a wide receiver or secondary coach. He was the co-defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Auburn University. Prior to his hiring at Auburn, he was the defensive backs' coach and co-defensive coordinator at Clemson University. Harbison was the co-defensive coordinator and outside linebackers coach at Louisiana-Lafayette.

    Arizona Cardinals[edit | edit source]

    On February 14, 2018, Harbison was hired by the Arizona Cardinals as their assistant defensive backs coach.

    Coaching tree[edit | edit source]

    NFL head coaches under whom Harbison has served:

    Personal life[edit | edit source]

    Harbison graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration from Gardner–Webb University in 1995. He is married to the former Tammy McCluney, and they have four children (Charlie, Stedman, Masai, Msiba).

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