Bullard athletic director/head football coach Scott Callaway announced late last week that he would be retiring from coaching and moving into an athletic director only position at Bullard ISD. The news was first reported by Phil Hicks of the Tyler Morning Telegraph.
Callaway, who arrived in Bullard in 2017 after a stint as an assistant on staff at Mesquite, has a career record of 86-83 with his best seasons coming in 2004 and 2005 at Big Sandy, where he led the Wildcats to back-to-back state semifinal appearances.
He posted one winning season in his six seasons leading the program, a 6-5 mark in 2020 when he led the Panthers to the playoffs. Overall, Bullard made three trips to the playoffs under Coach Callaway and in 2022 they posted a 3-7 mark, a big improvement from a tough 0-10 season in 2021.
Callaway was in Big Sandy from 2001-2005, then he moved to Gladewater where he led the Bears from 2006-2009 before he moved to Mesquite.
“I have loved my football coaching career over the past 31 years,” Callaway said in a statement released by Bullard ISD. “I have also loved being an athletic director, where I can support the growth and development of all school sports athletes and programs. I feel at this time in my career, primarily focusing on the athletic director role is best for our athletes and the growth we are experiencing in the program."
Bullard ISD expects to move quickly on the job opening as the district has already posted the head football coaching position on the Bullard ISD website.
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