Riverdale, NY - Manhattan College Head Coach Jim Duffy has named Brian McCullough as the program's pitching coach/recruiting coordinator.
"I am thrilled to be welcoming Brian to the Manhattan College Baseball family,” said Duffy. “Brian has proven to be a difference maker, along with being a well-respected young pitching coach and a tireless recruiter. His passion for teaching this game combined with his energy and communication skills fits our programs identity and visions. Brian is a worker, I'm confident our young men will enjoy and benefit from working with him."
McCullough arrives in Riverdale after serving in the same capacity Siena in 2015. In his lone year in Loudonville, he helped the Saints reach the finals of the MAAC Championships for the third-straight year while overseeing a pitching staff that paced the circuit in ERA, saves, walks, batting average against and hits allowed.
The Virginia Beach native began his coaching career at his alma mater Longwood University, serving as the Interim Head Coach in 2014 after spending the previous four years as an assistant coach while also doubling as the Lancers' pitching coach.
During his time in Virginia, McCullough helped Longwood reach the semifinals of the Big South Tournament league in 2013 in the Lancers first years in the league. He also helped develop 2012 New York Yankees Minor League Organizational Pitcher of the Year Mark Montgomery. This past season saw two more former pupils reach the professional ranks as Kyri Washington was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 23rd round while Aaron Myers inked a professional contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.
McCullough, the 2007 Longwood Male Athlete of the Year, was a four-year starter for the Lancers, compiling a career record of 20-14 with a 3.56 ERA with a school-record 329.0 innings and 258 strikeouts and was named the 2007 Division I Independent Player of the Year.
He earned a degree in business management from Longwood in 2009.
Manhattan returns 21 letterwinners in 2016, including 19 that are playing in collegiate summer leagues.