For the last two years, Ivan Mack has been an integral part of the football and track and field teams at Montezuma-Cortez High School.
Now he's getting the chance to lead one of them.
Mack has been named as the new football coach for the Panthers. Montezuma-Cortez athletic director confirmed the hire to CHSAANow.com via email.
A 1999 graduate of Mountain View High School, Mack attended Montezuma-Cortez for two of his four high school years. He was a three-sport athlete, participating in football, basketball and track. He played football at Mesa Community College (Ariz.) before transferring to BYU.
His philosophy will integrate the mantra "begin with the end in mind."
His focus as a high school coach is focusing on the development of character and self-improvement in each individual athlete.