ELF: Paris Musketeers hire Mac McWhorter as offensive line coach

The Paris Musketeers have announced that they have hired Mac McWhorter as their offensive line coach ahead of the 2023 European League of Football season.

At 72 years of age, McWhorter is a veteran coach with a ton of experience coaching offensive linemen in the United States.  He has coached at a number of prominent Division I programs in the NCAA, including schools such as Penn State, where he coached from 2012-2013, and Texas, where he coached from 2002 to 2010 and won a national championship in 2005.  McWhorter is eager to take on a new challenge in his life by moving overseas to coach a team beginning its inaugural season as a franchise.  

McWhorter played college football at the University of Georgia, where he earned all SEC honors in 1973.  After graduating, he quickly began his coaching career, starting out coaching high school football in his home state of Georgia.  Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, he spent time at programs such as Georgia, Georgia Tech, Alabama, and Clemson.  In 2001, a season in which he was the offensive line coach at Georgia Tech, he was named interim head coach for the Yellow Jackets’ bowl game, a game which his team won 24-14 against Stanford in Seattle.  Following that season, he was hired by Texas as their offensive line coach.  He spent nine seasons in Austin in a time when Longhorn football was dominant.  He briefly retired in 2010 but came out of retirement to become the offensive line coach for Penn State.  He once again retired in 2013, but now returns to coaching.

McWhorter will be tasked with tutoring the Musketeers’ offensive lineman as they try to protect quarterback Zach Edwards and multiple talented running backs.  Ahead of their inaugural season, the Musketeers have signed a number of offensive linemen with experience playing in the French domestic leagues and in other leagues throughout Europe.

A current student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carter played football in high school and has been a lifelong avid football fan.