Joe Call, the grandson of the winningest coach in football history at any level, will remain in charge of the program his grandfather built at Summerville (S.C.), according to reports.
Call, one of three grandsons to play for McKissick, was named the interim coach for last season after serving as his grandfather’s offensive coordinator. McKissick had publicly said he hoped Call was his successor.
Call’s interim tag was removed Friday after the school district completed interviews with six finalists.
“Coach Call is committed to the student-athletes of Summerville High School and to overhauling the football program to better meet the needs of today’s Green Wave football player,” Summerville athletic director Brion Rutherford said in a statement, according to Live5News.com. “The upside of his growth as a head coach is tremendous and we are excited about the new direction of the Green Wave program.”
The Green Wave went 4-8 last season, just the school’s third losing season in 64 years.
McKissick’s teams at Summerville won 10 state football titles, the first in 1955 and the last in 1998. He also won a state title in track and field and coached a girls basketball team to a state runner-up finish. He’s coached countless players who have gone on to play college football and eight NFL players.