The Presbyterian College football team will honor Pi Kappa Phi alumnus and longtime head coach Calhoun “Cally” Gualt with a commemorative decal on the team’s helmets. The past Beta (Presbyterian) archon passed to the Chapter Eternal on Aug. 19 at the age of 91.
Gault served as Presbyterian College’s head football coach from 1963 until 1984. He concurrently served as the college’s athletic director, a position he held until his retirement in 1995.
In his 22-year career as head coach, he earned 126 victories, the most by any Presbyterian College head football coach, including two South Atlantic Conference (SAC) championships in 1979 (11-2) and in 1978 (8-2-1). He was named the South Carolina Coach of the Year five times, and was named SAC Coach of the Year five times as well. Upon retirement, he was given the title of Director Emeritus of Presbyterian College Athletics.
“It’s a tremendous honor to have his alma mater celebrate him in such a tremendous way throughout this season,” said Joy Gault, Cally’s wife, in a Presbyterian College Athletics press release.
In addition to being archon his senior year, Gault was a dedicated member of his campus community, serving as a member of the student council and glee club before graduating with a degree in history in 1948. Additionally, he lettered in football, baseball and basketball for the Blue Hose while serving as a first lieutenant in the ROTC program.
“This is not just an honor for the 2019 team to be wearing this decal, but an honor for everyone who has worn the PC uniform,” said Tommy Spangler, Presbyterian College’s current head football coach.
A full press release courtesy of Presbyterian College Athletics can be read here.