Cullinan enters his seventh season as the head coach of the Saint Joseph's men's lacrosse program in 2011. He previously spent 15 years at West Chester University, the final four as the Rams' head coach, twice earning New York Collegiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year honors.
At Saint Joseph's, Cullinan has compiled a 28-64 record including the school's first-ever MAAC Championship appearance in 2007, while leading the Hawks to a 6-12 record (5-3 MAAC). For guiding the program's turnaround to a 6-9 record (5-3 MAAC) in 2006 from 3-11 (2-6 MAAC) in 2005, Cullinan was named the 2006 Anaconda Sports MAAC Coach of the Year.
Cullinan was hired after serving one year as an assistant coach (2004) immediately following his five-year stint as the head man at West Chester (1999-2003).
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 2003 season. Cullinan also received NYCAC Coach of the Year honors for the 2002 and 2003 seasons. 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.
He currently resides in West Chester, Pa., with his wife Donna and four children: Sean, Meghan, Scott and Sarah. Sean was a member of the SJU squad until 2009 and was a student assistant coach for one year. Scott is a senior on the team, while Meghan graduated from SJU's women's lacrosse team also in 2009. Scott's twin, Sarah, is a senior on the Elizabethtown University women's lacrosse team.
CAREER RECORD (28-64 at SJU in 6 years; 53-96 Overall in 10 Years)
|2002||7-9||.438||ECAC Div. II Finalist|
|2006||6-9||.400||5-3||.625||4th||Anaconda Sports MAAC Coach of the Year|