Cally Gault, a legend at Presbyterian College, in football and in the Clinton and Laurens County communities, died on Friday at age 91.

The announcement came from PC:

Dear PC Family,

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Calhoun Folk “Cally” Gault ’48, longtime PC football coach and athletics director.

Details regarding arrangements will be shared as they become available. We ask you to keep Joy and the entire Gault family in your prayers.

In the PC Spirit,

Bob Staton ’68


Blue Hose football was on the verge of extinction when Gault, already legendary as a high school coach in North Augusta, arrived in 1963. Over the next 22 seasons, Gault’s teams won 127 games, lost 101 and tied seven. His record in 10 seasons at North Augusta was 88-14-7.

Born in Bamberg and raised in Greenville, Gault, who once won 42 consecutive high school games, dedicated the rest of his life to his college alma mater. He was a PC man. His daughters married PC men. One of the sons-in-law, Bob McLean, is now the mayor of Clinton.