UAB Football Coach Neil Callaway Resigns Position

Neil Callaway coached five seasons at UAB.

Nov. 27, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. ----- Neil Callaway has resigned from his position as head football coach at UAB, Director of Athletics Brian Mackin announced Sunday.

The Blazers completed their 2011 season on Saturday, finishing the campaign with a 3-9 record after a 38-35 loss to Florida Atlantic. In the five years that Callaway has served as UAB's head coach, the Blazers did not achieve a winning record and failed to play in a postseason bowl game. Callaway's record in five seasons was 18-42.

"I met with Coach Callaway earlier today and we mutually agreed that his tenure as our football coach will not be extended," said Mackin. "I want to thank Neil for his service during his five years as head coach of our football program. There have been many positives attained in his time as head coach, especially the improvement in our APR scores and overall academic success the past several years.

"However, we have not experienced the level of success on the field that we all desire and expect for this program."

Callaway was hired at UAB in December, 2006 after spending six seasons as the offensive coordinator at Georgia.

Mackin said that a national search for a new coach will begin immediately.