John Mack '00

Ford Family Director of Athletics, Princeton University

John Mack ’00 has been the Ford Family Director of Athletics at Princeton University since September of 2021 after previously having been an award-winning student-athlete, coach and administrator for the Tigers.

Mack returned to Princeton as the AD after having worked in the athletic departments at Princeton, the Big Ten Conference and Northwestern University, and he had most recently spent the last decade in the legal field as a practicing lawyer after graduating in 2014 from Northwestern Law School with cum laude honors. Mack’s accomplishments while in law school included being Associate Editor of Northwestern’s Journal of Law and Social Policy and Education Chair of the school’s Black Law Students’ Association. His legal practice focused on complex commercial litigation and products liability cases, and he is admitted to practice in state and federal court in Michigan.

A 2000 William Winston Roper Trophy recipient as the top male senior student-athlete at Princeton, Mack captained the men’s track and field team during his time competing for the Tigers. As one of the best sprinters in program history, Mack helped Princeton top three straight Ivy League Heptagonal “Triple Crowns,” sweeping every league track and field and cross country championship from fall 1997 through spring of 2000.

An ordained pastor, Mack most recently served as pastor at the Greater New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in New Haven, Mich.

John and his wife Dr. Alleda Mack ’99, are the parents of Jacobi (7), Jabari (5), and Anaiah (4).