Brian Callahan is in his first season as a graduate assistant coach after serving as a graduate assistant for football operations in 2006. This season, he will assist offensive coordinator Jay Norvell. His duties will also include breaking down opponents' game video, aiding the coaches with game preparation, directing the defensive scout team and breaking down opponents' special teams units.
Callahan, who graduated from UCLA in June of 2006 with a degree in Sociology, entered UCLA in the Fall of 2002 and served as a reserve quarterback throughout his playing career. In 2005, he also took over the holding chores for all of UCLA's field goals and PATs and did an outstanding job. While an undergrad, he earned a spot on the Director's Honor Roll (3.00 or better grade-point average) several times and also served as co-chair of the Bruin Athletic Council.
Callahan comes from a football family. His father, Bill, is currently the head coach at the University of Nebraska and spent two years (2002 and 2003) as head coach of the Oakland Raiders. Bill is in his 30th year of coaching (19 college, nine NFL, two high school).
Callahan earned two letters in football at De La Salle HS in Concord, CA. During his two years, De La Salle was selected National High School champion by USA Today and Fox Fab 50 with back-to-back undefeated seasons.
PERSONAL -- Education: Bachelor's in Sociology from UCLA, 2006; At UCLA: First year on staff (worked as a graduate assistant for football operations in 2006); Born: June 10, 1984 in Champaign, IL; Family: Single.