Updated April 17, 2006
The Salukis are fortunate to have the services of tight ends coach Carl Mauck, an SIU grad and veteran of 34 seasons in the National Football League, including 13 as a player and 20 as an offensive line coach.
Much of Mauck's NFL career was spent with the San Diego Chargers. He was the team's offensive line coach in 2005. He also guided the Chargers' line from 1992-95, and San Diego appeared in the playoffs following three of those four seasons, including Super Bowl XXIX following the '94 season. In addition to coaching in San Diego, Mauck also played for the team from 1971-74.
Mauck spent the 2001-03 seasons with the Detroit Lions. During his last two seasons in Motown, the Lions allowed the fewest sacks in the NFL, surrendering 20 sacks in 2002 and only 11 in 2003.
Mauck's first NFL coaching stint was with the New Orleans Saints from 1982-85. Since then, he has served with the Kansas City Chiefs (1986-88), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1991), Chargers, Arizona Cardinals (1996-97), Buffalo Bills (1998-2000) and Lions.
As a player, Mauck's career spanned 13 seasons from 1969-1981. He played in 166 career regular-season games, including a stretch of 156 in a row. He also played in eight career playoff games, including back-to-back AFC Championship Games for Houston in 1978 and '79.
Mauck's playing career started with the Baltimore Colts in 1969 and the Miami Dolphins in 1970. He spent the 1971-74 seasons with the Chargers before finishing his career with the Houston Oilers from 1975-1981. Chargers defensive coordinator Wade Phillips was an assistant coach with the Oilers during Mauck's playing tenure, and his father, Bum Phillips, was the head coach. Bum Phillips was also an assistant coach in San Diego when Mauck played for the Chargers. Carl would later coach on Wade Phillips' staff in Buffalo.
Mauck was born July 7, 1947 in McLeansboro, Illinois. He prepped at Township High School before earning a scholarship to Southern Illinois University, where he played center and linebacker. He also played basketball as a freshman, lining up alongside future NBA great Walt Frazier.
Mauck graduated from Southern Illinois in 1969 with a degree in business management. He was later enshrined in the Saluki Hall of Fame. Carl and his wife, Vicki, have four children, Tim, Chrissy, Teresa and Cathy.
Carl Mauck's Coaching Experience
2006 - Tight Ends, Southern Illinois University
2005 - Offensive Line, San Diego Chargers
2001-03 - Offensive Line, Detroit Lions
1998-2000 - Offensive Line, Buffalo Bills
1996-97 - Offensive Line, Arizona Cardinals
1992-95 - Offensive Line, San Diego Chargers
1991 - Offensive Line, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1986-1988 - Offensive Line, Kansas City Chiefs
1982-85 - Offensive Line, New Orleans Saints