After overseeing all facets of the historic 1995-96 USA Basketball Women's National Team that posted a perfect 52-0 record and assisting with the 1996 U.S. Olympic Women's Basketball Team that reclaimed the gold medal with an 8-0 record, Carol Callan assumed duties as the USA Basketball Women's National Team director (then referred to as assistant executive director for women's programs) in October 1996. As the USA Women's National Team director, Callan is responsible for all USA Basketball women's team programs, including competitions, trials, training camps, and serves as a liaison to women's competition committees.
A primary architect for the historic, first-time USA National Team program, Callan was responsible for team logistics, travel, and scheduling of games and training. Since its inception in 1995, the highly successful USA National Team has posted a 112-1 slate in major international competitions winning six-straight Olympic gold medals and four of five FIBA World Cups. Between 2008-2013, USA five-on-five women's squads compiled a 96-2 record in FIBA and FIBA Americas official competitions, incredibly claiming nothing but gold during that time in each Olympic, FIBA World Cup, FIBA U17 and U19 World Cups, and FIBA Americas U16 and U18 Championships.
Callan, who in June 2019 was elected as president of FIBA Americas, is a member of several USA Basketball selection committees – the National Team Steering Committee (chair), the National Team Player Selection Committee and the Developmental National Team Committee (non–voting chair). She serves on the FIBA and FIBA Americas Women's Commissions, the WBCA Board of Directors and the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame Board of Directors.
Prior to taking the reins of the USA National Team program, Callan was involved with USA Basketball for almost seven years as a volunteer committee member. She served on USA Basketball's Executive Committee as secretary from 1992 to 1995, and from 1989 to 1995 was a member of the Women's Player Selection Committee, and served as chair from 1992-1995. Additionally, Callan was a member of the Women's Programs Committee from 1992 to 1995.
Callan came to USA Basketball after spending 10 years (1986-1995) as director of athletics /activities and two years as an assistant principal (1993-1995) for Fairview High School in Boulder, Colo. Earning two master's degrees from the University of Colorado, Callan holds a master's in business administration and a master of science in physical education. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from William Woods College (Mo.) in 1975, graduating magna cum laude in mathematics and physical education.
Callan and her husband, David, reside in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and have two sons, Greg and Tom.