Native Memphian Jerry Mack is back in his hometown and was officially announced as an assistant coach in March 2011. He will serve as the wide receivers coach for the Tigers.
Mack spent the 2010 season at Arkansas-Pine Bluff, serving as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. That season, UAPB finished second in the SWAC in total offense, pass offense, first downs and yards per play.
Under Mack's tutelage, Raymond Webber led the FCS in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving yards per game. Webber was voted a consensus All-American, being voted to eight All-America teams and was a Walter Payton Award Finalist. Also under Mack, Josh Boudreaux was named second team All-SWAC and ranked 12th nationally in total yards per game, 14th nationally in passing yards per game and 16th nationally in total passing yards.
Mack has also had coaching stints at Central Arkansas (2008-10), Jackson State (2006-08) and Delta State (2004-06), in addition to serving three NFL Internships with the New York Jets and Buffalo Bills. At UCA, JSU and DSU, Mack worked with wide receivers. He was also the passing game coordinator at UCA.
While at UCA, the Bears finished with a 10-2 record and ranked 10th in total offense in the NCAA FCS. The Bears also finished ranked 12th in FCS polls in 2008, while Mack produced two receivers that were named All-SLC honorable mention, including Eric Ware, who was later signed by the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos.
Mack joined UCA in the summer of 2008 following a stint as wide receivers coach at Jackson State. In 2007, he helped coach JSU to a SWAC championship and was selected to coach in the Heritage Bowl postseason all-star game. Mack mentored Jaymar Johnson, who was drafted in the sixth round by the Minnesota Vikings in 2008.
He also assisted with the quarterbacks, receivers, and coached the running backs at Delta State. The Statesmen finished with the No. 1 offense in the Gulf South Conference three years in a row, while consistently being a nationally-ranked team.
A native of Memphis, Tenn., Mack played one season at Jackson State in 1999 before transferring to Arkansas State in 2000, where he lettered as a wide receiver for the following three seasons. He earned his bachelor's degree in management information systems in 2003 from Arkansas State and received his master's degree in physical education from Delta State in 2006.
Mack and his wife, Starlett, are the parents of two children, Jaden and Skyler.