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posted 06.14.11 at 4.22 p.m. by Brian Logue

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.) University.

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:

School 2011 Coach 2012 Coach
Bellarmine Bart Sullivan TBA
Binghamton Ed Stephenson Scott Nelson
Holy Cross Adam Pascal Jim Morrissey
Marist Scott Nelson TBA
Navy Richie Meade Rick Sowell
Rutgers Jim Stagnitta TBA
St. Joseph’s Pat Cullinan TBA
Towson Tony Seaman Shawn Nadelen
Stony Brook Rick Sowell TBA
Wagner Jason Rife Matt Poskay