Decorated high school coach Shawn McCullough to lead Springfield boys basketball team

Decorated high school coach Shawn McCullough to lead Springfield boys basketball team
Shawn McCullough (Courtesy/Springfield High School)

SPRINGFIELD — Shawn McCullough, the 2020 Ohio Division II District 15 Coach of the Year, is taking his talents to Clark County as the newest Springfield High School boys basketball coach.

"Coach McCullough impressed our interview team from the beginning of the process," Athletic Director Michael Dellpina said in an announcement Wednesday. "He is going to bring strong leadership to our boys basketball program and already possesses strong ties within the Springfield community. I know that the Wildcat Nation will embrace his energy and commitment to the success of our student-athletes. We are looking to Shawn to take this program to the next level."

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McCullough spent the last three years as head coach at Thurgood Marshall STEM School in Dayton, earning the 2020 Dayton Public Schools "All Sports" Coach of the Year as well as the state Division II honor.

“I’m thrilled to become a member of the Springfield Wildcat Community, rich in tradition. It is an honor to lead the SHS Boys Basketball program in the 2020-21 season and I look forward to working with the student-athletes to generate success on and off of the court,” McCullough said.

The Dayton native began his coaching career in 2004 as an assistant coach at Sinclair Community College. Prior to leading the program at Thurgood Marshall, McCullough was an assistant coach at Middletown High School and was head coach at Stivers School for the Arts.

McCullough played basketball for The Ohio State University and earned a Bachelor of Arts from San Jose State University in California. He earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.