Paul Cullen New Head CoachPaul Cullen, former Wolves' player has been announced as Warrington's new coach. Cullen has signed with the club until the end of Super League IX.Paul, 39 years old(4.3.63)signed from local club Crosfields on 25.11.80. He went on to play 15 seasons with Warrington debuting in the Lancashire Cup against Barrow on 16/08/81. His last game for club was in Rnd 22 of SL 1 away against Saints on 26/08/96.Played 330, Sub 18, Tries 56 Pts 217Capped 3 times for Lancashire.Paul started his career off at stand-off playing with Ken Kelly and Parry Gordon, moved into the centres and played with John Bevan. Later moved into the pack at loose forward and second row.Paul resides in Appleton, Warrington with his wife Chris and their two sons, Joshua and Scott.Coaching Career After finally quitting from the game in the first season of Super League with a troublesome knee injury Paul took charge as caretaker coach, along with RL Legend Alex Murphy, to defeat Wigan 35-24 prior to Darryl Van de Velde's appointment. Paul was Under-21 and assistant coach to Van de Velde before leaving to take up the position of head coach at Cumbrian side Whitehaven on the 19th August 2000. Cullen's first season with Whitehaven started bumpy with five losses in a row, but the team went on to win the next four and in total that season 17, losing 13 and winning 1. The highlight of the season was the fifth round draw against World Club Champions St.Helens at the Recreation Ground, Whitehaven eventually went down 34-22. This present NFP season Whitehaven have won 14 games, drawn 1 and lost 10 under the direction of Cullen, achieving a 56.0% win rate.Paul was also the Assistant Coach to the Lancashire squad for this year's Origin Series, Lancashire won 2-0.
14, Aug, 2002