Sullivan joins ASU women’s basketball staff

JONESBORO, Ar - Arkansas State head women's basketball coach Brian Boyer announced Monday that Jennifer Sullivan has joined the Red Wolves coaching staff as an assistant coach.

A native of Jonesboro, Sullivan comes to ASU from McNeese State, where she served as an assistant coach for one season.  Prior to her time at McNeese State, Sullivan was an assistant on the University of Memphis staff during the 2007-08 season.  She began her coaching career at Rhodes College, serving as an assistant during the 2005-07 seasons.

"As a head coach you are always evaluating potential assistant coaches in the case that you have a position come open, and Jennifer was at the top of my list," said Boyer.  "Without question, Jennifer is one of the best up and coming coaches in the business.  I have been impressed with her since her playing days here at Jonesboro High School.  She is an excellent communicator, she has a very strong understanding of the game and without question she will be a great role-model for my current athletes."

"We are very fortunate to have had Tanya Ray and Rebecca Peoples as assistant coaches for the past seven years," added Boyer.  "With the addition of Jennifer Sullivan to our staff, I am excited about the direction in which our program is headed."

A standout for the Lady Hurricane at Jonesboro High School, Sullivan finished her career with 800 points, 310 rebounds and 99 steals.  She earned all-district and all-state honors as a player at JHS.


"I am very excited about the opportunity to work with Coach Boyer and the staff at Arkansas State," said Sullivan.  "The opportunity to return to Jonesboro and work at ASU was very appealing to me, and I look forward to being a part of the winning tradition associated with Red Wolves women's basketball."

After graduating from Jonesboro High School, Sullivan continued her playing career at the University of Memphis, where she earned her degree in Communications.