banner
NC Central

Jerry Mack named new NCCU head football coach

Posted December 19, 2013

Jerry Mack was named the new head football coach at North Carolina Central University Thursday.

— Jerry Mack was named the new head football coach at North Carolina Central University Thursday replacing Henry Frazier III, who was fired before the 2013 season began, and interim coach Dwayne Foster.

Mack, who was most recently the wide receivers coach at South Alabama, becomes the 22nd head football coach at the school and inherits a program that went 5-7 (3-5 MEAC) last season. At an introductory press conference Thursday, Mack said fans can expect a fast-paced offense.

“Fans, be ready, because it’s going down at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium,” Mack said. "I want to win and I want to win quick."

Mack said he expects to run a spread, one-back offense but will assess the talent he has.

Durham becomes the seventh stop in the coaching career of the 33-year-old Mack who has also had stints at Memphis, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Central Arkansas, Jackson State and Delta State. Mack, becomes the third-youngest active Division I head football coach. Only Paul Nichols of Davidson and P.J. Fleck of Western Michigan are younger than Mack

Mack’s appointment is a five-year term beginning Jan. 6, with an annual salary of $180,000.

The Eagles went just 13-21 over the past three seasons under the combination of Frazier and Foster and are just 16-29 since rejoining the MEAC in 2010. NCCU rostered 18 seniors in 2013 including seven wide receivers and quarterback Jordan Reid.

1 Comment

This story is closed for comments.

Newest First
View all
  • 2ND AMENDMENT Dec 19, 8:30 p.m.

    I'm sure Muttsniff was among the first to congratulate and explain how the community is best served by continuing to schedule a game in Jersey South Stadium yearly. And hey, it can't hurt the city of political corruption and crime, uh, I mean, the city of medicine.

    So many jokes on so many levels with this one. Yay crack!

  • WGC: Bridgestone Invitational

    Saturday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • WGC: Bridgestone Invitational

    Sunday at 2:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MiLB: Bulls at Charlotte

    Tonight at 7:00 on 620am

  • MLB: NY Yankees at Boston

    Saturday at 4:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NFL: Buffalo at NY Giants

    Sunday at 8:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 5
TOL 2
 
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
DUR
 
Final
ATL 2
SDP 0
Final
CIN 1
ARI 2
Final
TAM 2
MIL 1
Final
NYM 7
PHI 1
Final
BOS 1
TOR 14
Final
MIA 7
WAS 6
Final
CHC 4
COL 1
Final
TEX 4
NYY 2
Final
HOU 7
OAK 3
Final
SFG 0
PIT 5
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
ANA
 
7:05pm Tonight
CLE
SEA
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
CWS
 
7:10pm Tonight
CIN
ARI
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
MIL
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
PHI
 
7:10pm Tonight
BOS
TOR
 
7:10pm Tonight
MIA
WAS
 
8:05pm Tonight
CHC
COL
 
8:05pm Tonight
TEX
NYY
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
MIN
 
8:10pm Tonight
HOU
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
LOS
ATL
 
10:10pm Tonight
SDP
STL
 
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
PIT
 
Final
DUR 5
TOL 2
 
7:05pm Tonight
CHR
DUR