From 1988-89, McCalmon served as a scout for BLESTO, the national scouting combine that represents 12 NFL teams.
Prior to his stints as a scout in the NFL, McCalmon served in several coaching capacities. From 1986-87, he was an assistant coach with the Houston Oilers and was in charge of special teams and tight ends. Before spending a year (1985) in private business, he worked with the Buffalo Bills from 1980-84. For three years (1980-82), he was on special assignment with the Bills under Head Coach Chuck Knox before working as special team’s coach under Kay Stephenson (1983-84). From 1978-79, he was an administrative assistant for defensive planning for Head Coach Ted Marchibroda and the Baltimore Colts. He originally broke into the NFL as a personnel scout for Head Coach George Allen and the Redskins from 1976-77.
Before entering the pro ranks, McCalmon was the head coach at Erie (Colo.) High School from 1973-75. McCalmon was a graduate assistant at Colorado State from 1971-72 and began his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Tulsa in 1970 while he earned his master’s degree in educational administration.McCalmon is a native of Denver, Colo., and he and his wife, Georgia, have three daughters: Piper, Katherine and Jennifer. They also have seven grandchildren: Sabina, Noel, Ana, Brooklyn, Caroline, Elijah and Wiley.
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