Bishop McNamara Names New Head Football Coach

Bishop McNamara announced Thursday that Mr. Gregory “Greg” Calhoun has been selected as the new Head Football Coach.

Calhoun currently serves as the Offensive Line Coach and Director of Football Operations at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. He previously served as the Assistant Coach of the Varsity Offensive Line and Strength and Conditioning Coach at Gilman School in Baltimore, Maryland, from 2017-2021, and a Career Technology Teacher / Technology Director at Sweet Water High School in Sweet Water, Alabama.

Calhoun served on the football coaching staff at Gilman that finished runners-up in the MIAA “A” conference, as well as on the coaching staff at Sweet Water High School and Benjamin Russell High School in Alabama that made deep runs in the 5A and 6A classifications.

Calhoun’s passions and drive lie in teaching, leadership, and especially football. His athletic career includes numerous awards not only for himself, but for the teams and individual athletics he has coached and mentored. Calhoun received an athletic scholarship to the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and was named to several All-State Football teams during his high school career, including the Alabama Sportswriters 5-A All-State team and the Birmingham News Super All-State Football Team during his senior season. Calhoun played for the Alabama Hammers, a professional indoor football league, as well as for the Florida Tarpons, a united indoor football league. He has helped to coach teams through several championships across indoor and outdoor track and field, and is looking forward to applying all of this experience and drive at Bishop McNamara High School and in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC).

Calhoun is a member of the American Football Coaches Association, Minority Coaches Association of Georgia, and the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches.

“Greg Calhoun’s devotion to educational athletics, football, and serving the young men he coaches makes him an excellent choice to be the next leader of Bishop McNamara’s football program.” – Marty Keithline, Director of Athletics and Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach

“Coach Calhoun has the vision, drive, and passion to be a terrific mentor and coach for our young people. The Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) affords athletes and coaches some of the most competitive play nationally, and I am confident that Coach Calhoun will quickly rise to the challenge.” – Dr. John Barnhardt, President/CEO

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