The UNB Red Bombers have found a new head coach.
The team announced last week that Dan McCullough, a Harvey native and former Fredericton High School Black Kat, has been named the team’s new leading man.
A Red Bombers press release said the hiring came “after interviewing elite candidates from the football community.”
UNB has been in search of a new head coach since Mike Dollimore stepped down before the 2014 season.
McCullough brings a wealth of football experience to the team. He played for Bishop’s University at the Canadian Interuniversity Sport level before making the Canadian Football League’s BC Lions as an undrafted free agent. In 2008, McCullough was the Lions’ starting long snapper and didn’t miss a start through the next four seasons.
The 31 year old announced his retirement from the CFL in March of 2012. He has been the Red Bombers’ special teams coach for the past season and a half.
“With Dan’s passion and vision, he is definitely the man to lead the next generation of Red Bombers,” said general manager Mike McSorley. “He looks forward to giving back to the community that gave him so much.”
UNB will be looking to rebound from a last-place finish during the 2014 season. They had a 2-5 record overall, which included a 29-0 loss to eventual Atlantic Football League champion Holland College in the semifinals.