Summerville Names Joe Call Interim Head Football Coach

Summerville Names Joe Call Interim Head Football Coach

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Summerville has announced that offensive coordinator Joe Call will take over as the head football coach on an interim basis for the 2015 season.

Call takes over for John McKissick who retired last week after a 63 year stint as the Green Wave's head coach that included 620 wins and 10 state championships.

"It's been kind of a whirlwind" Call said when reached by phone on Thursday night. "I get a year to prove myself which is fine with me. I know I've got 100% support from the principal, the superintendent and the assistants and I've gotten overwhelming support from the community."

Call, who is McKissick's grandson, has been at Summerville as an assistant coach since 2003. He played quarterback for the Green Wave when he was in high school and would go on to play at The Citadel.

Call said he spoke to McKissick after being told the good news and said there were some "happy tears".

In a statement, Summerville principal Kenny Farrell said the school will advertise the head coaching position and interview candidates in Spring of 2016. The school decided to name an interim head coach because there were only 5 weeks to go before the start of practice. Plus it would give them a chance to conduct a full search next year.