Football Defensive Coordinator
Ben Cullen begins his second season with the Hanover College football program in 2013. He continues to work with the offensive line and coordinate the offense.
During the 2012 season, The Hanover offense was 2nd in the HCAC in points per game (36) total offense (412.4) passing yards per game (272.9).
Seven offensive players received All-HCAC honors. 1st team: Daniel Passafiume, Spencer Corrao. 2nd team: Colton Zeck, Dexter Britt, Ryan Hahn, Dwayne Eubanks. HM: Shawn Gibson.
Cullen came to the Panthers from Fort Lewis College (NCAA II) in Durango, Colo. During his two years at Fort Lewis, he served the football program as assistant head football coach, defensive coordinator, defensive line coach and academic coordinator.
Prior to joining the Fort Lewis staff, Cullen served for three years at Marian University (NAIA) in Indianapolis. During his tenure, he served as the co-defensive coordinator, defensive line coach and equipment coordinator. Cullen helped start the Marian program, which posted a winning record in two of its first three seasons. Three of Marian's defensive linemen earned all-conference recognition under his direction. He also coached a first-team NAIA All-America selection.
Prior to joining the Marian staff, Cullen served for eight years as an assistant coach at Anderson University (NCAA III). He worked as the team's defensive coordinator for six seasons. During those seasons, Cullen mentored the defensive line (2001-02), linebackers (2003-04) and defensive backs (2005-06). He also coached the offensive line (1999) and defensive line (2000) at Anderson.
Cullen worked alongside current Hanover College head coach Steve Baudendistel in 2002 while at Anderson University.
During his time at Anderson, Cullen helped more than 20 student-athletes earn All-HCAC accolades. Two of those student-athletes were named to the first team NCAA Division III All-North Region and one was chosen as a D3Football.com All-American. In 2001, Anderson won its last HCAC championship.
The Tell City, Ind., native earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Indianapolis (NCAA II) in 1998 after being a four-year starter for the Greyhounds.
B.S. Physical Education, 1998, University of Indianapolis