Coach Ben Rulli serves as the Head Football Coach and Assistant Boys' Varsity Lacrosse coach at Proctor Academy.
From 2007-2014, 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 50 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 four players recognized as Conference Player of the Year, and two as Lineman 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.
During his tenure at Carroll High School, Coach Rulli also founded their men’s lacrosse program. In just four seasons, he established a lacrosse program from infancy to over 40 boys playing lacrosse, and 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.
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.