Friday, July 06, 2007

Article about Tom Cullen

The Medford Daily News has an article about former UMass coach Tom Cullen.

He coached DL for UMass in 1991.

He also coached a Amherst High School and Amherst College.

UPDATE: Take time to read the comments on this post. Great UMass football story by Drew Comeau, who played some serious LB for the Minutemen in the late 80's. I have the UMass press guide and two game programs from 1989, but no image of Drew to scan. The 1989 Press Guide was the first UMass Guide to go to the large format, but it was still pretty minimal. Prior to '89 the UMass Press Guides were the size of a standard size letter envelope with no pictures and about 50 pages...

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

FYI,

This article is about Tom Cullen. Tom coached at Umass from about 88-90. I believe he worked with the Tight Ends. Joe Cullen is currently with the Detroit Lions and has a pretty extensive resume since working as a Grad Assistant at Umass in 1990.

Anonymous said...

Tom played at Youngstown State and was first team Ohio Valley in 1981 & 82. He was also third team Associated Press All American in 1981.

Anonymous said...

Joe Cullen is known for being less then clothed when he has the munchies...

Heck of a NG at UMass.

UMass74 said...

OK, I knew something was wrong, but I could not find it.

I knew someone would know. I'll correct it.

Anonymous said...

Coach "Waxy" as we knew him when I played at Umass in the late 1980's. Heck of a guy. Doesn't surprise me at all that the people of Medford would vote him in as mayor. A quick story...Bill McGovern, secondary coach at the time(now at BC coaching linebackers) answered the phone one dayin the football office and the other person on the line asked for Coach Cullen. Coach McGov's asked who was calling, and he said it was Howie Long. Coach McGov's went to Coach Waxy and said some lunatic was on the phone claiming to be Howie Long. It was Howie Long. Speaking of former Umass coaches while I was there, John Zamberlin just became the Head Coach at Idaho St, and Mike Van Diest was a finalist at Montana St, but withdrew from consideration.

Drew Comeau '89

john lovejoy said...

howie long, coach cullen, and coach cornelious (spelled it wrong but what ever)
played together, coach cullen and cornelious are coaching at my highschool now, milford ma
waxy is a great guy and a great coach