McCullough Spent Three Years Trying to Improve the Puma Program
Chaparral Head Football Coach Jeremy McCullough has resigned this week. McCullough’s departure was a surprise as the popular coach guided his Pumas to a 7-5 record this season and put the Pumas back in the playoffs for the first time since 2013.
McCullough came to the Pumas three years ago and had an overall record of 12-20. He spent two years as the Offensive Coordinator of rival Great Oak and built the Wolfpack into a Southwestern League powerhouse.
Prior to that he spent ten seasons coaching at Chaparral as the offensive Coordinator. He helped orchestrate two Southwestern league titles, seven playoff appearances, four straight trips to the semi-finals and into three Inland Division Championship games. He helped the Pumas win the Inland Division Title in 2009.
McCullough said that a difference in “vision” within the athletic department for his departure. He will remain a teacher in Chaparral’s physical education department.
“It’s probably a good change at this time,” said McCullough. “I had certain expectations for this program, wanting to get Chaparral football back to the top. But it takes a village to get there, and my philosophy didn’t match up with those of others.”