Former University of Hawaii Coach Greg McMackin Dies, What Happened to Him?

Greg McMackin, a renowned American football coach has died recently. He was a former football coach at the University of Hawaii. He is no longer among his loved ones, and died on Tuesday at the age of 77.

Coaching Experience of Greg McMackin At College And National Level

McMackin had extensive coaching experience at both the collegiate and professional levels.

McMackin coached for two National Football League teams: the Seattle Seahawks as defensive coordinator from 1995 to 1998, and the San Francisco 49ers as linebackers and assistant head coach from 2003 to 2005. He also coached for the defunct United States Football League's Denver Gold (USFL).

McMackin rose to prominence in college as the defence coordinator for the University of Miami in 1993 and 1994. Miami won two Big East titles and finished first in total defence, scoring defence, and pass defence. Furthermore, the Hurricanes allowed only seven touchdowns in a single season. He coached Lombardi Award winner Warren Sapp, Ray Lewis, and six First-Team Consensus All-Americans while there.

McMackin has worked as a defensive coordinator at six different universities: Hawaii, Texas Tech, Miami, Navy, Utah, and Idaho.

McMackin took over as head coach of the Hawaii Warriors on January 15, 2008. McMackin became the highest-paid state employee after signing his five-year contract, earning $1.12 million per year. However, McMackin was suspended without pay for 30 days on August 1, 2009, for using a homophobic slur during an interview. On December 5, 2011, McMackin resigned as Hawaii's head coach, accepting a $600,000 buyout.

Greg McMackin

What Is The Cause Of McMackin'sĀ  Death?

Greg McMackin died on February 14, 2023, at the age of 77, his loved ones have confirmed the tragic news of his death.

Many people are shocked by the news of his death, which has quickly spread across the internet, and are now curious about the circumstances surrounding his death. However, the cause of his death is not disclosed yet.

Condolences on social media

Friends and family have expressed their condolences on social media since the news broke.

Kyline Chinen posted on Twitter, ” Messages of love and aloha have poured in after the passing of Greg McMackin Friends and former players remember him as a fiery, but kind person. Rest in Aloha Coach Mack.”

Player Rob De Mello says, “We'll forever be grateful for Coach Mack' – Former #HawaiiFB All-American Greg Salas shares the many fond memories of having played for Greg McMackin.”


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