Cullinan Resigns as St. Joe's Head Coach
|St. Joe's Pat Cullinan became the 10th Division I head
coach to resign or get fired in the last year.
An extremely volatile offseason for men’s Division I
coaches shows no signs of settling down. A source close to the
situation has confirmed that Pat Cullinan has resigned as the
men’s lacrosse coach at St. Joseph’s (Pa.)
With Cullinan’s departure, at least 10 Division I programs
will switch coaches from their 2011 opener to their 2012 opener.
With five of the jobs still open, the potential for more turnover
remains in play.
Cullinan, a graduate of Lebanon Valley College, had coached at the
high school level and West Chester University before joining the
staff at St. Joe’s in 2004. He took over as the head coach in
2005 and was named the MAAC Coach of the Year in 2006. In 2007, he
took the Hawks to the MAAC championship game. St. Joe’s
finished .500 or better in the MAAC four straight years from
2006-2009, but struggled mightily in its first season in the CAA
this year, finishing 0-12 overall.
A look at the coaching turnover this offseason: