Nick Rolovich completed his coaching staff with the hiring of Johnnie Mack as a quality-control coach for offense.
Mack will work under receivers coach Andre Allen. Allen coached Mack at City College of San Francisco in 2000 and 2001.
After that, Mack was a running back and kickoff returner at Texas Tech under Mike Leach.
Several years later, Mack, who was living in Dallas at the time, joined SMU as a strength/conditioning assistant. At the time, former UH head coach June Jones and strength/conditioning coordinator Mel deLaura were at SMU.
“Working for June and those guys, it was a great experience for me,” Mack said.
The SMU stint sparked a drive to coach, which led to a GA position at East Central University, a Division II program in Ada, Okla., and coaching jobs at North Texas and Houston Baptist.
But Mack said he could not turn down an opportunity to work under Rolovich, a fellow City College alumnus.
“Having that connection was awesome,” Mack said. “It made me feel like it was a family. It was a no-brainer for me when the opportunity came. … Rolo, as a person, if anybody gets a chance to meet with him in person, who wouldn’t want to work for a guy like (that)?”
Mack said he met the whole UH staff today. Several coaches returned this weekend after recruiting on the mainland.
“I’m here to to serve and do whatever it takes to help this offense and this team reach the highest potential,” Mack said.