C. Doyle McCall

Coach
Inducted 1999

C. Doyle McCall spent his entire 39-year professional career at Chiefland High School. During his years there, he served as history teacher, coach, athletic director, dean of students, assistant principal and principal. He was also head coach in the following sports: football, 25 years; basketball, four years; baseball, four years; track, 15 years; and golf, 10 years.

McCall's record for 25 years as head football coach was 162-78-16. Chiefland's undefeated 1961 team was declared state Class C champions by state sports writers. His track team won the state track championship in 1965, garnering him the honor of Florida Athletic Coaches Association Track Coach of the Year.

McCall served on the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Board of Directors for 18 years. He was FACA Chairman of the Football Playoff Committee, which drew up the first playoff system adopted implemented by the Florida High School Activities Association in the fall of 1963. He received the FACA Life Membership and Meritorious Service Awards for his outstanding contributions to high school athletics in the state of Florida. He also had articles published in Coach and Athlete in 1964 and 1966 and in The Coaching Clinic in 1966.

McCall served on the Board of Directors for the National High School Athletic Coaches Association for six years. In 1988 he was inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame. McCall, an active supporter of community affairs, was selected Civitan Citizen of the Year in 1987.

McCall was born in Gulf Hammock, Fla., and graduated from Bronson High School. He played football, basketball and baseball at Chipola Junior College in Marianna and at Livingston State (now the University of West Alabama). He received his Master's Degree from Nova University.

McCall and his wife, Ann, live in Chiefland. They have a son, Cecil Doyle, Jr., and a daughter, Suzanne.