|Title:||Defensive Assistant Coach|
Former Lumberjack standout Zac McNally begins his second season on the football staff as the defensive assistant.
McNally assisted defensive line coach Travis Baker in 2011, coaching a defensive front that combined for 30 tackles for loss and 20 quarterback sacks while helping the team rank 35th in the Football Championship Subdivision against the rush in his first season in 2011. Senior Isaac Bond earned All-Big Sky first team honors after recording a team-best 7.5 tackles for loss (third in the Big Sky) with 4.0 sacks. Senior Blayne Anderson had a career-best year, ranking fifth on the team in tackles with seven tackles for loss. Senior Dan Pela was a CoSIDA Academic all-district choice. Returnees Tim Wilkinson and Jarrett Bilbrey both are back after combining for over 60 tackles last season.
McNally, a Brentwood, Calif., native, recently graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in health science/physical education and is working towards his master’s in education leadership. He assisted the program during the 2010 season as a student assistant.
McNally played at NAU for three seasons after transferring from Diablo Valley College, where he earned Golden Gate Conference first-team honors after recording 78 tackles. He recorded 120 tackles during his three-year career at NAU and was a 2009 Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete award winner. He was named the Newcomer of the Year in 2007 after notching 49 tackles in his initial season.
A 2005 graduate of De Le Salle High School, he played for Bob Ladaruer. He was named to the All-Northern Cali second-team and selected as Cal-Hi Sports north section defensive player of the year. He helped his team to national and state championships in 2002 and 2003.
Zac McNally, Defensive
Born: December 27, 1986
College: Northern Arizona University, 2010
Playing Experience: Boise State University, 2005; Diablo Valley College, 2006; Northern Arizona University, 2007-09
Recruiting Areas: Northern California/Bay Area
McNally’s Coaching Chronology
2011-Pres. Northern Arizona University, Defensive Assistant