From the TAMK Sports Information Department
KINGSVILLE, Texas -- A mastermind of one of the top defenses in the NCAA Division II ranks, Texas A&M-Kingsville defensive coordinator David Calloway has been promoted to the position of head football coach. He becomes the ninth head coach of the Javelina program.
“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 has led the Javelina defense for six seasons and built the one of the top units against the run in his tenure. Kingsville has led the Lone Star Conference 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.
Under Calloway, the defense has had multiple players earn conference, regional and national honors. Over 25 players have earned All-LSC recognition in his tenure as defensive coordinator. Two players –Tressor Baptiste (2010) and Jeremy Aguilar (2011) – were each named Linebacker of the Year. In 2008, Jimmy McQueen-Sadler was named Co-Defensive Lineman of the Year and Jabir Perkins was named Defensive Back of the Year. Defensive players have received 17 All-America honors and two were named Academic All-America.
Through his tenure the Javelina defense has come up big in crucial games. They limited preseason No. 2 Northwest Missouri State to just seven point in the 2010 opener, while in 2008 the defense held #4 Delta State to just a field goal.
Calloway came to Texas A&M-Kingsville after a year as the defensive line coach at Southeastern Oklahoma. He was originally named defensive coordinator for the Savage Storm after Bo Atterberry came to Kingsville and was named the Javelinas defensive leader when Atterberry took over as head coach.
Kingsville was not Calloway’s first stint as a defensive coordinator. 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.
He was a four-year letterwinner at Langston where he earned his undergraduate degree. He received his graduate degree from Hastings.