The Eagles open on Friday at the Country Inn and Suites Elon Invitational
The BC junior was discovered playing for the club team and plays a vital role in preparing Eagles pitchers
Bourdon and Hoggarth lead the teams with five hits each
Sullivan primary works with the outfielders, hitters and is one of the three primary recruiters on staff. During the summer, he is responsible for running the Boston College Baseball Camps.
Since 2013, Sullivan has helped multiple players transition from the infield to the outfield and fill key roles for the Eagles. Current sophomore Michael Strem, juniors Logan Hoggarth and Chris Shaw and senior Travis Ferrick came to The Heights as infielders and have made the move to the outfield.
In 2014, centerfielder Tom Bourdon and right fielder Shaw combined for 12 outfield assists as Bourdon's seven tied for 11th in the nation after the regular season. Shaw did not make an error in 105 chances in right after moving to the position after starting as a first baseman as a freshman.
Sullivan was named Newbury College's first head coach in January 2007 and began laying the groundwork for the development of the program. In 2008, he was named the national Coach of the Year by the Association of Division III Independents. The Nighthawks earned the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Sportsmanship Award in each of his last two seasons.
Sullivan has largely been involved in recruitment, including his time at Boston College and Newbury College. He also worked with player recruitment when he was the hitting coach for the Manchester Silkworms of the New England Collegiate Baseball League during the summers of 2007-08, as well as with the Carolina Chaos of the Southern Collegiate Baseball League in the 2006 summer.
In 2009 and 2010, he was the assistant tournament director of the Division III New England Baseball Regional Tournament and was also a representative for the NECC to the All-New England Committee.
A 2006 graduate of Eastern Connecticut State, Sullivan earned his bachelor's degree in communications. He was a four-year starter for Bill Holowaty and led the Warriors to three Division III national tournament appearances, finishing second in 2004. He was also the recipient of the Francis E. Geissler Sportsperson of the Year his senior year, as well as the Rick Ganoe Coach's Award and was named the team captain.
The Needham, Mass., native earned his masters of education from Fitchburg State University in 2010 and is an adjunct professor at Newbury College's School of Business and Management.
Sullivan currently resides in Brighton, Mass., with his wife, Amy.