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Reports: St. Joseph’s University men’s lacrosse coach Cullinan steps down after 0-12 season

Tuesday, 14th June 2011

Categories Boy's/Men's, College  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/14/11
Staff Report

St. Joseph’s University men’s lacrosse coach Pat Cullinan has resigned, according to reports by Inside Lacrosse, Lacrosse Magazine and College Crosse.

Cullinan posted a seven-year record of 28-76 at St. Joe’s, and suffered through an 0-12 season this year, the team’s first in the Colonial Athletic Association.

Cullinan did enjoy some success when his team played in the MAAC. The Hawks reached the MAAC Championship game in 2007 and St. Joe’s finished .500 or better in the MAAC from 2006-2009,. He was named the 2006 Anaconda Sports MAAC Coach of the Year in 2006 for helping turn around a team that went 3-11 in 2005.

Cullinan, a graduate of Lebanon Valley College, coached the former program at West Chester University for five years and twice earned York Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year (2002-03).

While at West Chester, Cullinan guided the Golden Rams to the ECAC Division II Championship game both in 1999 and 2002 and to the nation’s number-nine ranking in the 2003 season. In addition to his on- the-field achievements, Cullinan was also the director of the Golden Ram Boys’ Lacrosse Camp and organized both a coaches and players clinic for the Chester County Youth Lacrosse Association.

Prior to taking over as head coach at WCU in 1999, he spent a decade (1989-99) as a Ram assistant. He was instrumental in guiding West Chester to a pair of ECAC Division II titles in 1994 and 1998.

Before making the move to the collegiate level, Cullinan started the lacrosse program at Glen Mills High School and was the head coach there for seven years (1981-87).

Cullinan is a 1979 graduate of Lebanon Valley College, where he was a two-sport standout in lacrosse and football. An alternate to the North-South College All-Star team as a senior, he was a four-year starter in the lacrosse midfield and two-time captain.

The last four years, Cullinan has coached his son, Scott Cullinan, a starting attackman.

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