Former Holy Cross goaltender and New England prep school coach Casey McCullion has been named an assistant coach for the Penn State women’s team.
From 2008-10, McCullion worked alongside Brandwene at Kingswood Oxford (Conn.) as an assistant/goaltending coach. McCullion was then elevated to head coach for the 2010-11 season after former coach Josh Brandwene (now PSU’s head coach) was asked to rebuild the culture in the boys’ program. Prior to working at Kingswood Oxford, McCullion served as an assistant coach at Deerfield Academy (Mass.) in 2007-08.
“I am incredibly excited to be working with Casey again,” Brandwene said in a statement. “She is an outstanding goaltending coach and a terrific assistant coach. The value she places on education and her experience as a teacher, advisor and mentor to young student-athletes will be a tremendous asset to our program at Penn State.”
McCullion has instructed three netminders who participated in USA Hockey Select Player Development Camps. While at Deerfield she worked closely with Shenae Lundberg, who captured the gold medal at the 2011 World Championship with the U.S. Women’s National Under-18 Team. McCullion has also worked as a coach for the Ed Snider Youth Foundation and served as a goaltending instructor at Wyvern Hockey Academy.
A four-year letter-winner at Holy Cross, McCullion was named an ECAC East All-Academic Team member from 2005-07.