Monday, June 12, 2017
DURHAM, North Carolina -- Sometimes the reason is they work in a smaller conference, sometimes it’s just the presence of a longtime coach in the conference. But the great coaching jobs in recent years in the FCS have gone beyond the likes of James Madison, North Dakota State, Jacksonville State and Sam Houston State.
Here are five under-the-radar coaches who are doing as good a job as any other on the lower half of Division I college football:
Jerry Mack, North Carolina Central – The Eagles only moved to the FCS level in 2010, so they’ve received way more than they could have imagined when hiring Mack after the 2013 season as the third-youngest coach in Division I. He’s 3-for-3 in winning MEAC titles, posting a 24-11 overall mark over that time. The 36-year-old guided the Eagles to the Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl last December.