Bill Mack ’58, an enthusiastic and long time supporter of Beloit College and Buccaneer Athletics, will be recognized with the “Power of Influence Award” for lifetime achievement by the American Football Coaches Foundation at the Randy Walker Power of Influence Golf Outing at The Ivanhoe Club in Ivanhoe, Illinois, on June 23.
Mack was a three-year letterwinner for the Buccaneer Football team from 1955-57. He coached high school football for 26 years, including two decades in Crystal Lake, Illinois, and, in 1987, was the youngest coach elected to the Illinois Football Coaches Hall of Fame. He served as a part-time assistant coach with Ed DeGeorge at Beloit and went on to take the head coaching post at North Central College in the mid-1990s.
Along with Nick Karris, Mack was instrumental in the fundraising and construction of the Karris Track & Field at Strong Stadium, which was dedicated in 2011. He continues to attend and support numerous athletic events, most notably the Beloit Relays.
The ninth annual Golf Outing is a part of the "Crossing the Goal Line" campaign launched by the American Football Coaches Foundation in 2006.
The eight previous golf outings have raised over $525,000 for the AFCF. The Chicago Golf Outing Committee set the income goal for this year's event at $200,000. An Auction and raffle featuring sports memorabilia and many other unique items follows the Golf Outing.