Dr. Don Callan retired in 2010 after 50 years at Cedarville University. He remains a Professor Emeritus of Exercise and Sport Science at the University.
Dr. Callan served from 1998-2004 as the first Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Human Performance.
He was the school’s athletic director from 1961-1998, and served as head men’s basketball coach for 35 years from 1960-1995. Upon completing his legendary career, he was ranked 19th all-time with 578 victories.
In 2003, Cedarville officially recognized the Athletic Center as the Callan Athletic Center.
Dr. Callan is a member of the Halls of Fame at the NAIA, NCCAA, Cedarville University, and Taylor University, his alma mater. He received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the Agonis Club of Dayton, and was inducted into the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame.
He is founder of the Missions Involvement Service at Cedarville University, now known as Global Outreach. He has been especially committed to worldwide sports evangelism for five decades.
Dr. Callan is a 1955 graduate of Taylor University. He received his master’s degree from Ball State University in 1960, and his Ph. D. in physical education from The Ohio State University in 1968.
He and his wife, Nedra, reside in Cedarville and have two married children, four grandchildren and four great grandsons.