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Cats continue reshuffling of strength and conditioning staff, add new coach

Deonte Mack has joined the Kentucky staff as assistant strength and conditioning coach, the school confirmed Tuesday.

Mack, who replaces Donald Horton, had held the same position at Indiana for the past four seasons.

It was at Indiana that the former Hoosiers defensive lineman met current UK assistant strength and conditioning coach Mark Hill, who joined the Kentucky staff in January.

Hill is a longtime friend and coworker of UK head strength and conditioning coach Corey Edmond, who is expected to move into a role overseeing all of the Cats’ strength and conditioning efforts, and the sports science aspects.

After the departure of high-performance coach Erik Korem for the NFL, Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops said in April that there would be a reshuffling of that part of the program, and he indicated that Edmond will be the “main voice” guiding that.

Mack played in 36 games with nine starts for the Hoosiers from 2007-10.