Derek Cullison was a pole vaulter at Purdue University from 2007-2011. After his 4 years as a Purdue athlete Derek decided it was time to further his career in strength and conditioning as well as track and field.
He graduated from Purdue University, with a Bachelor of Science, with a degree in Health and Kinesiology. Derek is currently the head strength and conditioning coordinator for Eastern Hancock School Corporation on the eastside of Indianapolis. His passion is not only in the weight room where he trains over 200 athletes daily, but his biggest love is in track and field. He coaches the pole vault, full time at Carmel High School, where he has been for the last 5 years. Derek has had much success as a pole vault coach with back to back boys Indiana State pole vault titles in 2016-2017, along with 15 medalists since 2011.
Among his passion for the pole vault Derek is dedicated to the science of strength and conditioning. With a certification in Olympic Weight lifting, USAW level one coach, FMS, FNS. Derek furthers his education by attending clinics and networking with other coaches from the area in pole vault, speed and strength.
Derek is a father of three boys, and husband to a lovely wife of 6 years, Everett (4), Forrest (2), and Watson (5months). Although I put a lot of my time and effort in Strength and Conditioning along with pole vault, my priorities are: CHRIST, FAMILY, and everything else follows.