Bo Atterberry out; David Calloway in

Bo Atterberry out; David Calloway in

With the recent resignation of former Javelina Head Coach Bo Atterberry, Defense Coordinator David Calloway has stepped up and taken the mantle of head coach.

“David Calloway loves this community, this University, and Javelina Football,” said Texas A&M University-Kingsville President Dr. Steven H. Tallant.  “He enjoys great respect among our student-athletes. The energy and passion he brings is infectious.  His understanding of our current operating systems within the football program is a great strength.”

Calloway arrived at TAMUK after working as the defensive line coach for a year at Southeastern Oklahoma.

Calloway is now the ninth head coach of the Javelina program, after having led the team’s defense for six seasons and helped TAMUK lead the Lone Star Conference rushing defense four of the last five years.

During this time, the defensive unit has finished first, seventh, 13th and 34th in the nation in rushing yards allowed. His 2010 defense set a single-season record by allowing just 57 yards rushing a game.

With Calloway’s defensive mind, the unit has had a few known players earn conference, regional and national honors. Some of these players include Tressor Baptiste, Jeremy Aguilar, Jimmy McQueen-Sadler, and Jabir Perkins.

Although this may be Calloway’s first venture into head coach, his experience as defensive coordinator dates back to Langston, Okla. during the 2004 and 2005 seasons, and at Hastings Nebraska College from 2000 to 2003.

He was a four-year letterwinner at Langston where he earned his undergraduate degree. He received his graduate degree from Hastings.