Matt Kilcullen, Jr. was named the Director of Athletics at Mercy College on July 8, 2014 and officially began his tenure on July 28, 2014.
Kilcullen brings 35 years of experience in fundraising and building successful collegiate athletics programs, most recently as the Assistant Vice President of Athletic Fundraising at the Florida Institute of Technology, where he raised over $1 million between the 2014 Sporting Affair Fund Raiser and football program Founders Club. He also provided daily operational management of athletic fundraising for Florida Tech’s 22 sports, increased the Panther Club’s financial support and brought multiple high-profile sports figures to various events as speakers.
Prior to his time at Florida Tech, Kilcullen spent two years as the Assistant Athletic Director at the University of North Florida, where he was also heavily involved in significant fundraising campaigns. He helped to triple the Osprey Club’s membership and organized various fundraising and alumni events.
Kilcullen also has an extensive background in men’s basketball, having served as the head men’s basketball coach at North Florida for 10 years, including during the school’s transition to Division I. He has also spent time at Western Kentucky University and Jacksonville University as a head coach and served as an assistant coach at Manhattan College, the University of Notre Dame and Siena College over his 31-year coaching career.
He completed his master of education degree in athletic administration at North Florida in December 2012 and earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Herbert H. Lehman College in the Bronx, where he was inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999. He is also a member of both the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Kilcullen resides with his wife, Mary Jo.