STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State head football coach Mike Gundy has announced the hiring of Mack Butler as OSU’s director of football operations.
“Mack is highly thought of throughout college football,” Gundy said. “We feel very fortunate to add him to our staff. He is very good at what he does and we are all looking forward to working with him again.”
Butler is returning to Stillwater from Louisiana State University. He had served as LSU’s assistant athletic director for football administration since 2005, when he accompanied former Oklahoma State head coach Les Miles to Baton Rouge. From 2001 to 2004 he had served as OSU’s director of football operations.
He represented district four on the Director of Football Operations National Committee in 2007-08 and will do so again in 2008-09.
“It’s very special to have the opportunity to return to Oklahoma State, Butler said. “LSU has been great, but I feel privileged that Mike Gundy and OSU would allow me to come back and have a chance to build on what they have already accomplished.”
“I have had a lot of orange in my closet the last four years,” he added. “I look forward to breaking it out again.”
Butler, a native of Fairfax, Okla., is an experienced and highly respected administrator, and a member of the Oklahoma Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma and earned a master’s degree in administration from Southeastern Oklahoma State. He began his career as a high school coach before joining Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College, where he served as the secondary coach and recruiting coordinator.
From 1989 to 1999 Butler was an assistant coach at Tulsa before becoming the director of operations for the Golden Hurricane in 2000. Butler first arrived in Stillwater in 2001 to serve as the operations director for Oklahoma State.