Director of Enrollment Strategy/Football Coach/Lacrosse Coach
Coach Ben Rulli serves as the Head Football Coach and Assistant Boys' Varsity Lacrosse coach at Proctor Academy.
From 2007 to 2014, Coach Rulli was a part of the football coaching staff at Proctor Academy and was the head coach for five of those years. In 2014 he was hired at his alma mater, Carroll High School, in Dayton, Ohio, to lead the football program. As a football coach, Coach Rulli has had over 65 former players play at the Division 1, 2, and 3 levels, and one drafted professionally. Coach Rulli has had numerous All-New England, All-Ohio, All-Greater Catholic League, and All-Evergreen League selections. He has had five players recognized as Conference Player of the Year, two as Lineman of the Year, and one Defensive Player of the Year. In 2013, Coach Rulli represented New Hampshire at the N.F.L./U.S.A. Football Summit in Canton, Ohio. During his first stint at Proctor Academy, Coach Rulli was a part of two undefeated teams that earned berths in the Rick Del Prete Bowl and Norm Walker Bowl, respectively. In his first year back at Proctor in 2019, Coach Rulli led the Hornets to a 7-1 regular season and the Ken Hollingsworth Bowl.
During his tenure at Carroll High School, Coach Rulli founded their boys' lacrosse program. In just four seasons, he established a lacrosse program from infancy to over 40 boys playing lacrosse. He coached a U.S. Lacrosse All-American and Academic All-American, 14 All-Region selections, 2 All-Ohio selections, and in 2018 he was named Ohio Division 2, Region 7 Coach of the Year. Coach Rulli is part of an elite group of lacrosse coaches nationwide with U.S. Lacrosse Level III Certification, the highest level of certification offered by U.S. Lacrosse.
In Coach Rulli's career, he has taught History and English, served as a dorm parent, was a Dean of Students, and is currently the Director of Stewardship and Assistant Director of Communications/Marketing at Proctor Academy. He attended and graduated from John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was an offensive lineman all four years of college. Coach Rulli capped his college career as an All-Ohio Athletic Conference selection at center.