Mr. Cullinan "Cully" was raised in Mission Viejo, California. He is a 1992 graduate of Mission Viejo High School where he lettered in football and basketball. As a senior he served as captain of the basketball team and signed his NLI with University of the Pacific. While at Pacific, coach suffered a career ending back injury but still completed his Bachelors Degree in Social Science. Upon graduation he returned to Orange County and earned his teaching credential and Masters Degree in Education from National University. Cullinan most recently completed his Administrative Credential.
Coach Cullinan came to Rancho Mirage High School with a strong teaching and coaching background having coached since age 19. Prior to becoming a Rattler, Coach Cullinan, was the Head Boys Basketball coach at Mission Viejo High School. Cullinan's extensive coaching background also includes: Head Girls Coach Dana Hills HS 2011-2014, Associate Head Boys Coach Dana Hills High School from 2003-2014, Laguna Beach High School 1999-2003, serving as Head Varsity Boys Coach from 2001-2003, Dana Hills Varsity Assistant 1996-1999 and Varsity/JV assistant coach at Tokay High School (Lodi, CA) from 1993-1996. Cully has taught at Thurston Middle School in Laguna Beach, Dana Hills High School and Mission Viejo High School prior to becoming a Rattler!
Cully's family includes ... Mrs. Cully (a teacher at Desert Hot Springs HS), son Drew (Cal State Fullerton student and Coaches AAU Basketball), step-daughter Samantha (University of the Pacific majoring in Music Education), daughter Mackenzie (Beckman HS (Senior) and plays Water Polo) and step-son Ryan (8th grader and plays AAU Basketball).
Coach Cully loves being a Rattler and enjoys teaching in the Social Science department at RMHS. In addition to the classroom, Cully is the Head Girls Basketball Coach, an Assistant Boys Varsity Coach and heads an AAU Basketball Program in the Coachella Valley, Mirage Basketball. 2021-2022 marks the 29th season of Coaching at the High School level for Cully.