Volleyball Coach James McCall Obituary And Death Cause: Family Mourns Loss

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James McCall Obituary- The Heritage High School girl’s volleyball coach passed away after a short battle with cancer. The coach had recently tied the knot with his partner Tammy McCall.

Hundreds have taken to social media to share loving details about the late volleyball coach. Known to many as J-Mac, the volleyball coach will be dearly missed by his students. 

James McCall Pictured With His Volleyball Squad In 2019
James McCall Pictured With His Volleyball Squad In 2019 (Source: Facebook)

Only in October did James and his volleyball team finish their season. They ended the year with a 17-10 overall record and an undefeated 8-0 record in the GIAA 5AAA district. 

In his last interview, James said he and his team will rebuild next year and develop a strategy for approaching their games. Our prayers are with the McCall family. 

James McCall Obituary And Death Cause

Volleyball coach James McCall passed away only a day before his birthday. Most of James’ close friends and acquaintances came to know of his demise on his birthday, with several taking to their social media handles to post tributes for the late volleyball coach. 

Going through James’ Facebook handle, most wouldn’t have believed if someone said that the coach was battling cancer. The photos that James was tagged earlier this year don’t show the coach suffering from the deadly disease. 

James is seen smiling in those snaps and living it up with his wife and friends. One of James’ close friends, Peter Charles Machacek, revealed in his post that the volleyball coach was having a difficult time.

James McCall Pictured With His Beloved Wife, Tammy During A Vacation In 2019
James McCall Pictured With His Beloved Wife, Tammy During A Vacation In 2019 (Source: Facebook)

In fact, even Peter didn’t know about James’ health issues. He shared a throwback picture of James and captioned the post, “Finding out about James death yesterday was a devastating blow. Like many of those who loved him, I had no idea that he had cancer, and I am quite sure he wanted it that way.”

Many parents of the kids coached by James took to their social media to pay tribute to the volleyball coach. James’ wife, Tammy, also paid tribute to her late husband. 

She shared the song Somewhere in the Sun by Kenny Chesney and wrote that her heart is forever broken. The couple had only recently married, with the wedding ceremony taking place on October 23, 2023.

A Lookback At The Volleyball Coach McCall Career 

McCall began his coaching career at Lithia Springs High School in 2005. He also previously worked as an Assistant on the Women’s Volleyball coaching team at the University of West Georgia. 

James also previously worked as a sales associate. He had worked as a sales associate at Specta Metal and Atlanta Metal Products. 

McCall Poses With His Students After Winning Their Game
McCall Poses With His Students After Winning Their Game (Source: Facebook)

He was also the sales representative at Langdon Athletics/ Under Armour Team Sales. Before joining The Heritage High School, James coached the Oak Mountain volleyball team, where he won the State Championship in 2016.

During his time at Heritage, James led his side to back-to-back State titles in 2018 and 2019. To sharpen his coaching skills, James even joined the acclaimed A5 Volleyball, where he was coached and mentored by some of the best volleyball instructors.

Sriyukta Pradhananga
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