OKLAHOMA CITY – The John Marshall athletic department announced the hiring of Malcolm Mack as the interim football head coach on Tuesday afternoon.
A 1986 graduate of John Marshall High, Mack returns to his alma mater to head up the Bears football program after stops at Perry, Bristow, Millwood, and most recently Edmond North. His longest coaching tenure was with Millwood, where he served 15 years as the defensive coordinator while amassing nine district titles, several semi-final appearances, a state runner-up finish, and back-to-back State Championships in 2016 and 2017 with the Falcons.
Coach Mack graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a degree in Finance in 1999. He began his coaching career serving one year as a student assistant at East Central University. After another two years as a graduate assistant for the Tigers, he received his master’s degree in Secondary Education – Sports Administration in 2001. Mack spent a couple more seasons coaching in the college ranks before setting into Oklahoma high school football.
“I am incredibly excited to step into this role at John Marshall.” said Mack in his introductory press conference. “To come back to my alma mater and have the opportunity to influence these young men in a positive way is amazing. In time, no one will remember the Friday night scores, but they will remember how you made a difference in someone’s life. That’s what I hope to do here at John Marshall.”
Mack is married to his wife Melanie and they have three children, Ember, Ellen, and Mason. They also have two nieces Milliana, and Destinai.