Kelley McCallum, a native of Atlanta, Ga., enters her second year at Colorado State University in 2012-13.
McCallum was the masters swim coach at the University of Georgia, her alma mater, during the 2007-08 season. With a bachelor of science degree in child and family development from Georgia, McCallum went on to coach children ages 5-14 as the Atlanta Athletic Club assistant swim coach in 2008 and head Riverwood High School coach from 2009-10. She focused on different stroke techniques, sportsmanship and fostering a good work ethic. McCallum also organized stroke clinics, teaching proficiency and details of swim technique to advance the athletes to the next level. What's more, McCallum spent a year and a half with a Nike team dealer being a liaison for various levels of swim programs.
McCallum swam four years for the University of Georgia (2003-07) finishing her career at the SEC Championships in 2007. McCallum helped the Bulldogs earn both the 2005 national championship and the 2006 Southeastern Conference title.
In the 2011-2012 season, McCallum's first at Colorado State, the assistant coach helped the Rams break four school records and record five NCAA-B cut times. The Rams posted nearly 90 percent lifetime bests in the pool, and had 11 new additions to the all-time top-five performers list. Seven athletes were recognized as Mountain West All-Conference selections in nine events, most of them for the first time.
McCallum studied abroad in Australia, Fiji and Spain and has a love for different languages and cultures.