William P. Mack, M.D.
Facial & Eyelid Cosmetic Surgeon
You can call him doc, you can call him coach, just don’t ask him to eat a sweet potato. One of Tampa Bay’s leading oculoplastic and facial cosmetic surgeons, William P. Mack, M.D. is also a volunteer basketball coach for the Skills Center. The nonprofit, sports-based youth development organization enhances positive life skills for children and teens in the Bay area through after-school camps, summer programs, sport leagues and skill development clinics. Dr. Mack lives on Harbour Island with his wife, Stephanie, and their four children: Andrew, Lauren, Madison and Morgan.
How did you become involved with your charity?
I was introduced to The Skills Center through my older two children’s participation in their basketball clinics. Since then, I have become involved in events to raise funds for this great organization, which focuses on promoting character, responsibility, respect, integrity, teamwork and sportsmanship. The Skills Center’s goal is to teach kids how to transfer the skills they learn through sports into other areas of their lives.
What is one of your favorite charity events in Tampa Bay and why?
The annual Jeffrey Moddell Foundation’s Wiffle Ball Tournament, a fundraiser to help children suffering from Primary Immunodeficiency. It’s a family weekend event that takes place on St. Pete Beach to raise money and awareness for this important cause.
What’s the best dish in Tampa Bay? Bern’s Steak House Chateaubriand
What’s one food you won’t eat? Sweet potatoes
Who do you most admire in Tampa Bay?
That’s tough, there are many philanthropists in the Tampa area that do great things for our community, but I truly admire our MacDill Air Force Base military families and all the men and women who sacrifice so much for our country.
Outside of charity work, what inspires you? My church and my family
Which Bay-area spots do you take your out-of-town guests to really show off our city? We usually take our guests to various sporting events, Busch Gardens and, best of all, our beautiful local beaches.
What advice would you pass on to younger generations? Try and fail, but don’t fail to try.
What are you currently reading? Usually whatever my kids are reading but my last read was John Grisham’s “The Racketeer.”
What does your dream vacation look like? It includes my family and it has a lot of snow where we can hit the back bowls together!
If you could have a super power what would it be and why? I’d love to be able to put myself in more than one place at a time. With my hectic schedule, I’d love to be able to find more time to do it all!
Name one thing most people wouldn’t know about you. If I weren’t a facial cosmetic surgeon, I would love to be a high school varsity basketball coach. I’ve spent many hours coaching my children in basketball and baseball and I really love watching the players on my teams gain confidence and work together as a team to succeed.
What did you want to be when you were a kid? A dentist
Do you have a motto or words of wisdom that you live by? If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice!