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Courtesy: WMU

Cullen Announced As Menís Tennis Assistant

Courtesy: Sean Fagan, Assistant Director of Media Relations
Release: 08/28/2012
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. - The Western Michigan men's tennis team announced today that Casey Cullen, a Bronco men's tennis record holder and alumnus, has been hired as the team's assistant coach in anticipation of the 2012-13 season.

"We're extremely excited and fortunate to have Casey back at Western Michigan University as our assistant men's tennis coach," said WMU head coach Dave Morin. "As a Bronco student-athlete he had tremendous energy and drive to get the absolute most out of himself, and I know he'll bring that same passion to our program. We're lucky to have him back with us, and the guys will love him."

Cullen was a two-time Second Team All-MAC selection at Western Michigan and a key component in helping the Broncos win Mid-American Conference regular season championships in 2008, 2009, and 2011, as well as MAC tournament titles in 2008, 2009, and 2010. He ranks sixth on the overall victories list at Western Michigan with a 192-81 (.703) career record.

Cullen ranks as the program's career record holder in doubles wins. Cullen recorded 111 doubles victories in his career as a Bronco, surpassing R.J. Dunkle's record of 109 that had stood since the 1985 season. Cullen also recorded two of the top three single-season doubles wins totals in program history, including the single-season record of 33 wins set in 2010 and 31 in 2008.

Before returning to Western Michigan, Cullen spent a year coaching tennis at country clubs and at the high school level. He served as the head tennis instructor at the Bloomfield Open Hunt Club, as well as an instructor at the Cullen Etterbeek Tennis Academy in the summer of 2012. Cullen also served as the assistant boys' tennis coach at Brother Rice High School, and helped lead the team to a second-place ranking in the state of Michigan in 2012.

Cullen graduated from Western Michigan in 2011 with a degree in Accountancy.