Callaway set to coach wide receivers next fall

Former Alabama defensive analyst Russ Callaway has been hired to coach the wide receivers at Murray State, head coach Chris Hatcher officially announced Monday.

Callaway joins the Racers after helping the Crimson Tide to back-to-back BCS National Championships. In his role with UA, Callaway assisted defensive coordinator Kirby Smart with the inside linebackers. The defense led in the nation in multiple categories in capturing the 2012 SEC championship.

Like Hatcher, Callaway played his collegiate ball at Valdosta State. Callaway was a two-time captain and had his productive season in 2009 when he went 26-for-45 for 350 yards and three touchdowns. He joined VSU in 2007, helping the team to the school’s second National Championship.

Callaway’s collegiate career was cut short due to injury. He took the time to transition into coaching as he spent his final year working with the quarterbacks as a student assistant.

Callaway joined the Blazers after a standout career at Oconee County High School.

Callaway graduated from VSU in 2010 with a degree in business management. Callaway married his wife, Taylor, on May 7, 2011.

Story courtesy of Sports Information.