Originally published on Monday, December 17, 2012
KINGSVILLE - Texas A&M-Kingsville defensive coordinator David Calloway has been promoted to the position of head football coach.
Calloway will become the Javelinas' ninth head coach and will replace Bo Atterberry, who resigned effective Dec. 31 to pursue other career opportunities.
Atterberry directed Javelina football for the past six seasons and had a 41-28 record, including four consecutive winning seasons,
Atterberry led the 2012 Javelinas to a third-place finish in the Lone Star Conference, a Kanza Bowl bid, and was named Lone Star Conference co-Coach of the Year.
"I am both thankful for and blessed by my time here at Texas A&M-Kingsville," Atterberry said in a statement. "I appreciate the support of the Javelina community, and, most importantly, I am grateful for the time, effort, and commitment of our student-athletes and assistant coaches. This is simply an opportune time for me to pursue other career opportunities."
"David Calloway loves this community, this university, and Javelina football," said A&M-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 has led the Javelinas defense for six seasons and built the one of the top units against the run in his tenure. A&M-Kingsville has led the LSC in rushing defense four of the last five years including the 2012 season.
During the span, the defensive unit 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.
Calloway came to Texas A&M-Kingsville after a year as the defensive line coach at Southeastern Oklahoma.
He was the defensive coordinator at Langston (Okla.) during the 2004 and 2005 seasons and at Hastings (Neb.) College from 2000 through 2003. Previously, Calloway was the linebackers coach at Lane College.
Calloway was a four-year letter winner at Langston where he earned his undergraduate degree. He earned his graduate degree from Hastings.