NC Central hires South Alabama’s Mack

North Carolina Central has hired South Alabama assistant Jerry

Mack as its football coach.

N.C. Central announced the hiring Thursday night. His five-year

contract begins Jan. 6 and is worth $180,000 per year.

The 33-year-old Mack is the third-youngest head coach in

Division I and the second-youngest in the FCS. He spent the past

two seasons coaching receivers at South Alabama and was on Memphis’

staff before that.

He’s the permanent replacement for Henry Frazier III, who was

fired nine days before a season-opening loss at Duke and after his

second arrest in 16 months.

Under interim coach Dwayne Foster, the Eagles were 5-7 overall

and 3-5 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.