My Profile

James Culhane

Class of 2011· Disciplines(s): Men's Artistic· Inducted as: Athlete

Culhane, who competed for 19 years (1957-76), was a member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic Team and the 1971 Pan American Games Team. His international experience also included competing in dual meets against the Soviet Union, Hungary, China, Romania, and Germany. He finished seventh at the 1968 Olympic Trials.

He competed in the AAU and U.S. Gymnastics Federation national championships from 1965-75 and was a member of the U.S. National Team for 11 years. Culhane competed in collegiate gymnastics for Pennsylvania State University from 1962-65, winning the team championship in 1965. He went on to graduate school at Southern Connecticut State College. He served as an assistant coach at both Southern Connecticut and the U.S. Military Academy, as well as the head women’s coach at East Stroudsburg State College and California State University at Northridge.

He is a retired teacher and currently teaches boys gymnastics at Texas Star Gymnastics. He most recently helped set a world record for the largest formation of Skydivers over Sixty.