Coach McCulley brings over 35 years of coaching experience to DeBartolo Sports University programs and events.
Joe is a long-time coach and administrator in the Oklahoma public school system and will be providing personal quarterback instruction exclusively to DeBartolo Sports University. Not only does Coach McCulley bring to the table a vast knowledge of the quarterback position but also a deep understanding of the game of football and all aspects of what it takes to become a great player. Joe has 35 years coaching experience coaching young athletes, 29 years as a head coach , 5 years assistant and offensive coordinator both in Oklahoma high schools and 1 year assistant and quarterback coach at Southeastern Oklahoma State University, his Alma Mater.
Coach McCulley has coached 6 All-State quarterbacks, produced 25 all-state players, won 15 district titles, had 11 state quarterfinals, 4 state semi-final appearances, and 1 State Championship. He has been elected by his peers as All State Coach and 12 times District Coach of the year.
Joe has worked with numerous college football camps, including the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, and University of Tulsa. He had the opportunity to help establish the first team camp in Oklahoma with long time University Tulsa head coach and current University of Mississippi offensive coordinator David Rader.
As a player McCulley played quarterback for Anaheim High School in Southern California where he was mentored by former NFL coach Dick Coury. After graduation he played quarterback at the University of Tulsa, under the guidance of then offensive coordinator, former NFL coach and player Jerry Rhome. During his tenure here in 1973 he was 2nd leading passer in the nation behind Jesse Freitas of San Diego State. He was also ranked 2nd in total offense behind longtime Dallas Cowboy and Arizona State quarterback Danny White. While playing at Tulsa he had the opportunity and good fortune to throw to elite receivers Drew Pearson, former all –pro Dallas Cowboy, Steve Largent, Seattle Seahawks Hall of Famer, and Raymond Rhodes, Pro-bowler and former Green Bay Packer’s Head coach.
Coach McCulley and his wife Sherry have 5 children and are currently living in Hennessey, Ok where he is the Superintendent of schools.