Howard names Calloway new football coach

Howard names Calloway new football coach

April 1st, 2011 by Stephen Hargis in Local - Breaking News

Howard High School has turned to a former player to take over as head coach of its football program. Michael Calloway, who played quarterback for the Hustlin' Tigers in the early 1990s has accepted the offer to take over the program, just two days after Alvin Tarver resigned.

"It's the opportunity of a lifetime for me," Calloway said. "I just want to continue what Coach Tarver started. We want to win games and keep getting students into college.

"We lose a lot of kids to the streets, so I want to give them as many hours per day with an appropriate, positive adult as possible to help keep them in school and going in the right direction. I want to reach them through football. This community takes great pride in athletics, especially football and basketball so I'm excited. This is my dream job."

Calloway, 35, graduated from Howard in 1993 and returned to his alma mater after graduating from Alabama A&M. He has taught and coached wrestling at Howard for nine years and was a football assistant for five years.