Dominic Callaway is out as head football coach at Mays of Atlanta despite a 40-19 record over five-plus seasons. His 2012 team went 5-5, the first time the school did not have a winning season since 2005, while playing in Region 6-AAAAA, generally regarded as the toughest in its classification.
‘’It did surprise me, and I’m speechless a little bit, but they gave me a shot and they wanted to go in a different direction, so what can you say,’’ Callaway said. “I’m still taking it all in, and I’ll try to rebound somewhere else.’’
Principal Dr. Tyrone Smith was not immediately available for comment.
Callaway came to Mays in 2005 under head coach Rodney Hackney and became interim head coach during the 2007 season after Jesse Solomon was suspended amid a certification issue. Solomon later resigned.
Mays, 4-2 at the time, went on to finish 9-3 under Callaway. Mays also made the playoffs in 2009, 2010 and 2011 under Callaway but lost in the first round.
Only Grady among the nine city schools has more football victories than Mays during Callaway’s tenure.