Joe Call, who led Summerville as the interim head football coach in 2015, was officially named the permanent head coach of the Green Wave on Friday.
"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 release. "The upside of his growth as a head coach is tremendous and we are excited about the new direction of the Green Wave program."
Call, who played for Summerville and also was an assistant coach at the school for several years, is the grandson of legendary Green Wave leader John McKissick. McKissick retired from the position in June of last year.
In his 1st season as head coach, Call and the Green Wave struggled to a 4-8 record. Just the 3rd losing season for the school in the last 64 years.
Call was among six finalists for the position. Other finalists included Greg Porter of Hillcrest High School, Miles Aldridge of William Hough High School, Paul Standard of St. Pius High School, Scott Young of West Rowan High School and Summerville Assistant James King.
The six finalists were chosen for interviews based on experience, a proven track record of positive leadership, and a level of championship production, according to a release from the school.