Emory University head men’s basketball coach Jason Zimmerman has announced the appointment of Kevin Sullivan as assistant coach. Sullivan takes over for Chris McHugh who recently accepted the head coaching position at Washington and Lee University.
Sullivan joins the Emory program after serving a three-year stint as an assistant coach at Kenyon College. While on the Lords’ staff, he coached All-North Coast Conference performers John Bray, Tim Connolly, the league’s leading scorer during the 2015-16 campaign, and Bennett Crigull. Prior to Kenyon, Sullivan assisted the men’s basketball program at Defiance College, where the Yellow Jackets compiled a 20-6 record in the 2013-14 season and were co-champions of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
“We are excited to announce the addition of Kevin Sullivan to our staff,” said Zimmerman. “Kevin’s work ethic, personality and basketball acumen will translate well with our student-athletes. We are looking forward to welcoming coach Sullivan to the Emory basketball program.”
Before getting his coaching career underway, Sullivan attended DePauw University and played three seasons of basketball for the Tigers under head coach Bill Fenlon. After coming off an injury that forced him to miss his sophomore season, Sullivan, a guard, played in 24 games as a junior, scored 120 points, and dished out 32 assists. As a senior, he was named team captain, played in 17 games, shot .536 on three-point attempts, and averaged 8.8 points per game. In his three seasons with the program, Sullivan helped the Tigers post a combined 49-31 record.
A native of Upper Arlington, Ohio, Sullivan graduated from DePauw in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in education studies and a concentration in interpersonal and rhetoric communication.