Meet the new coach: Lee Hull

Lee Hull brings a successful college playing background in addition to a solid coaching background to the Beaver coaching staff in 2003.

Lee Hull began his college playing career in 1984 at Holy Cross University in New York. Hull was the starting receiver for the Crusaders for three seasons.

Before his junior season, he was a preseason 1-AA All-American. During his All-American season the Crusaders posted a 10-1 mark and captured the Patriot League title in 1986.

His senior season was even more successful. Holy Cross posted the school's first perfect football season (11-0), a number one ranking in division 1-AA, the conference title, and the Lambert Cup.

In 1988, Hull graduated from Holy Cross with an economics degree and also signed a free agent contract with the New England Patriots. But the NFL would not work out for Hull.

Following his brief stint with New England, Hull moved to Manitoba to play for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the Canadian Football League. He spent two and a half years in the CFL where he won the Grey Cup in 1990, under Mike Riley, with the Blue Bombers.

Hull wrapped up his playing career in 1992 as a Toronto Argonut.

After his time in the CFL, Hull received his first coaching experience in 1992 as the offensive coordinator at South High School in Worcester, Massachusetts.

He served the same role at Auburn High School in 1995, before returning to South High in 1996 as the head coach.

In between his two high school coaching jobs, Hull earned a Masters degree in Secondary Education from Worcester State College in 1995.

Hull returned to his alma mater in 1998 as the Crusaders linebacker coach before becoming the receivers coach in 1999.

During his time as the Crusaders receivers and linebackers coach he helped produce two All-Patriot League selections, linebacker Joe Saunders and wide receiver David Thompson.

Hull reunited with Riley in San Diego during the 2000-01 football season as he worked a professional internship with the Chargers.

Following his four seasons at Holy Cross, Hull joins the 2003 Beaver coaching staff as the running backs coach.


Raillery's comments:

"Lee Hull has been a student of the game for a long time. I coached Lee at Winnipeg (CFL). In the last game that I coached him he caught a touchdown pass in the Grey Cup championship game to help us beat Edmonton. He immediately got into coaching following his playing career.

I had him for two years in the internship program at San Diego for training camp. He has spent a lot of time working in football with the strategy of the game and the techniques of the game. With his experience in coaching on the offensive side of the ball, he will add to what we do strategically and he will be a great technician for our running backs."


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