• Has 33 years of experience in college coaching. He served as Vanderbilt's head coach in 2010 after eight years as offensive line coach with the Commodores.
• Started his coaching career as a student assistant at Furman under Art Baker in 1976 and became a full-time offensive line coach with the Paladins under Dick Sheridan in 1978. In 1977, he served as football and baseball coach at Hanahan (SC) High School. He had a 14-2 record in his one year as a baseball coach.
• Moved with Sheridan to N.C. State in 1986. He was a part of a resurgence of Wolfpack football, as he helped Sheridan turn the 3-8 team of 1985 into an 8-3-1 club that beat three AP top-25 teams in 1986. Caldwell was on the staff at N.C. State when it defeated Clemson three straight years (1986-88).
• N.C. State had three top-25 AP finishes from 1991-94, including a #17 ranking in 1992 thanks to a 9-3-1 record.
• Coached the Wolfpack offensive line for 11 years, then added assistant head coaching responsibilities for his final three years. Fourteen of his players at N.C. State were All-ACC selections.
• Coached at North Carolina in 2000 and 2001. The 2001 Tar Heels won eight games, including a 16-10 Peach Bowl win over Auburn.
• Joined Clemson graduate Bobby Johnson's staff at Vanderbilt in 2002. He coached Chris Williams, who developed into an All-SEC performer in 2007. He became the highest offensive lineman draft pick in school history (#14 overall) by the Bears.
• Was a part of the 2008 Vanderbilt staff that guided it to its first winning season and bowl game in 26 years. It defeated Boston College in the Music City Bowl, Vanderbilt's first bowl win since 1955.
• From 2005-08, he helped Vanderbilt win games at Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
• Named Vanderbilt head coach on July 14, 2010 after Bobby Johnson retired. Caldwell won at Mississippi in his first road game.
• Overall, five of his former players have earned All-America honors and seven have been drafted into the NFL.
Lettered three years at Furman under Art Baker, including his senior season (1975) when he was named team MVP and offensive captain.
Earned a degree from Furman in 1977.
Born January 26, 1954 in Pageland, SC...he and his wife, Nora Lynn, have one daughter, Emsley.