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Armwood’s Callahan—Kirk Callahan—lands UCF post

Posted Feb 3, 2012 by Bill Ward

Updated Feb 3, 2012 at 01:08 PM

At the end of the day, all Armwood football coach Sean Callahan says he really wants is to see his kids get an education, a good job and, of course, be happy.

So far, so good.

Callahan got some good news on that front late this week when his oldest son, 27-year-old Kirk, landed a job as a defensive backs coach at his alma mater, the University of Central Florida.

“There was no question he was going to get hired somewhere eventually,” Sean Callahan said. He’s very knowledgeable, he’s learned a lot from some outstanding coaches and is a good recruiter.

“I’m just very, very proud of him.”

After finishing his playing career at UCF, Kirk worked one season as an intern there under head coach George O’Leary. He then spent two years as an intern at the University of North Carolina, then landed a job as a graduate assistant at Florida. He coached one year under Urban Meyer and one under current coach Will Muschamp.

Sean Callahan said Kirk got a call from O’Leary late this week, drove to Orlando for an interview and was offered the job. Kirk then had to drive back to his home in Gainesville, gather his basic necessities to start the job today. Besides working with the defensive secondary, Kirk will likely be the recruiting coordinator for UCF in the Tampa Bay area.

“It’s a great opportunity for Kirk and a good-paying job,” Sean Callahan said. “He’s going to do well there and I think he’s going to be able to pull a lot of kids from this area.”

Meanwhile, Callahan’s daughter, Kristin, recently landed a good-paying job in the business sector of the Southwest Florida area and his youngest son, Casey, is playing linebacker at Stony Brook (N.Y.) University.

Photo: A 2002 photo of Armwood football coach Sean Callahan and his son, Kirk, who was a senior that year for the Hawks. Friday, Kirk began his job as an assistant at UCF.

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