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.
Florida State defensive lineman Mario Edwards Jr. appreciates his father's advice as he goes through the pre-draft process, including a visit to the Lions' training facility Wednesday.
Tim Twentyman and Mike O'Hara discuss the Lions' decision not use the franchise tag on Ndamukong Suh, potential free agents to target and more.
Head coach Jim Caldwell has rounded out his coaching staff with the hiring of Steven Williams to serve as the team’s defensive quality control coach.
Washington State DT Xavier Cooper, who the Lions brought in on a pre-draft visit, talks at the NFL Combine about his decision to leave school early for the draft and his days playing soccer.
Tori Petry and Tim Twentyman discuss what declining to franchise tag Ndamukong Suh means for the Lions and how it affects the chances of Suh staying in Detroit.