Robert McCullum

Robert McCullum (born June 20, 1954)

Teams coached: Western Michigan Broncos, South Florida Bulls, Florida A&M Rattlers
Western Michigan record: 44-45 (.494)
South Florida record: 40-76 (.345)
Florida A&M record: 67-133 (.335)
Overall record: 151-254 (.373)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  1  (2003)


Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

2017-2024 Florida A&M
2014-2017 Oregon (asst)
2010-2011 Georgia Tech (asst)
2009-2010 UCF (asst)
2007-2008 San Francisco (asst)
2003-2007 South Florida
2000-2003 Western Michigan
1996-2000 Illinois (asst)
1990-1996 Florida (asst)
1989-1990 Kansas State (asst)
1987-1989 Southern Illinois (asst)
1984-1987 South Alabama (asst)
1983-1984 Samford (asst)
1982-1983 South Alabama (asst)

Robert McCullum Facts

  • Robert L. McCullum
  • Born June 20, 1954
  • Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama
  • Alma Mater: Birmingham–Southern College (BA, 1976) / Alabama State University (MA, 1980)
  • Played at Seminole State JC (FL), then finished his career and bachelors at Birmingham–Southern College (AL)
  • First coaching roles were at the HS level, including a stint as an assistant at Ramsay HS in Birmingham, AL
  • Joined Cliff Ellis‘ staff at South Alabama in 1982, then spent the next four years assisting Mike Hanks (one year at Samford and three years back at South Alabama)
    • Then worked as an assistant for two seasons for Rich Herrin at Southern Illinois
  • Hired by Lon Kruger at Kansas State in 1989, continuing to work under Kruger at both Florida and Illinois
    • In a total of 11 seasons, was part of six NCAA Tournaments (including the 1994 NCAA Final Four) and two NITs
  • Became the head coach at Western Michigan in 2000, going 44-45 in three seasons at the helm
    • Went 20-11 during the 2002-03 season, reaching the 2003 NIT
  • Left WMU for South Florida, leading the Bulls’ program for four seasons
    • Was not as successful at USF, going just 40-76 in two seasons at each within the C-USA and Big East
  • Led the Nigerian national team to a 4-1 record during the 2007 All-Africa Games
  • Next gigs were one season each assisting Eddie Sutton (San Francisco), Kirk Speraw (UCF) and Paul Hewitt (Georgia Tech)
  • Worked with the Guangzhou Long-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Season as an assistant for the 2011-12 season
  • Hired in 2014 to join Dana Altman’s staff at Oregon, spending three seasons on the staff there
  • Became a head coach again in 2017, taking over the program at Florida A&M in the MEAC
    • Went 67-133 in seven seasons with the Rattlers, a tenure that included a 2021 move from the MEAC to the SWAC
    • Named 2021 MEAC COY after finishing 5th in conference; fired in March 2024 following two-straight single-digit win seasons

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