Jeffrey T. Culkin
Jeffrey T. Culkin
Sport: Coach
Enshrined: Inducted September 28, 2007

Known as the "Father" of Purple Knight lacrosse, Jeff was the creator of the varsity men's lacrosse program at Saint Michael's.  He was a very gifted and dedicated coach who gave all he could, selflessly, to build a fledgling club team into a regionally-respected varsity program in just five years (1983 to 1987).  In their first varsity season, the team played an independent schedule and posted a 3-7 overall record.  The following year, Jeff was instrumental in getting the Knights into the Cox Lacrosse Conference, and the team improved to 4-6 overall, and 2-4 in Conference play.  The 1985 season was the turning point, as the Knights finished with the first winning record in their varsity history at 7-4, going 4-2 in the Conference.  The team continued to develop and improve, with a record of 7-3 (4-1 Cox) in 1986, and 9-2 (4-1 Cox) in 1987, and several student-athletes received All-Conference recognition.  Over his career, he led the Knights to a 30-22-0 record, and at the time of his induction, he still owns the best career winning percentage (.577) in the program's history.  After leaving his coaching position at Saint Michael's, he dedicated himself to growing and developing the sport of lacrosse for Vermont's youth, both as a volunteer coach and as President of U.S. Lacrosse's Vermont Chapter.

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