David Fulcher Announced As CCU’s First Football Coach

fulcherheadshotOn June 1st, Cincinnati Christian University announced the addition of NAIA varsity football to begin play in 2016. David Fulcher was announced the program’s first head coach.

Coach Fulcher is a native of Los Angeles, California. Growing up in South Central L.A., he credits athletics as a major part of his path to life success. He stated, “in my neighborhood, you either played sports or were in a gang. I knew that playing ball would keep me out of trouble. And it did.”

David attended Arizona State University on a football scholarship (1983-1986) and was a three-time All-American. Because of his play at ASU, we was inducted into their sports Hall of Fame in 1996. He was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 1986 NFL Draft. David had a distinguished eight-year professional career, seven of which were spent with the Cincinnati Bengals. He was a three-time All-Pro selection and played in Super Bowl XXIII against the San Francisco 49ers.

After his NFL career, Fulcher has been involved in various service ventures. Recently, he was an administrator at Cincinnati Christian High School, serving as the school’s head football coach from 2011 through 2014. He is the founder of MANA-Now, a non-profit that provides life skills to incarcerated males. David is married (wife, Judy) and has two grown children.

Athletic Director Beth Rogers is excited that Fulcher will be leading the new program. “Not only does David have the football experience we were looking for, he is a man of great character. His commitment to Christ is first and foremost in his life. We’re excited to have him on board.”

Coach Fulcher is up for the challenge of starting the university’s newest sport, just the fourth collegiate football program in the greater Cincinnati area. He declared, “I’m ready to go. I’m excited for Eagle football at CCU.”

Cincinnati Christian University is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II, competing in the Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletics Conference (KIAC). The university already fields twelve varsity sports, adding men’s baseball, women’s softball, and women’s golf this fall. As CCU will be the first program in the KIAC to add varsity football, potential competition has yet to be determined.

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