COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff announced on Friday the hiring of Jennifer Sullivan as an assistant coach.
“I am really excited to add Jennifer to our staff,” said McGuff. “Her basketball knowledge and her diverse background will be a great asset as we continue to build a championship program.”
Sullivan comes to Ohio State after spending five seasons as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Missouri State. The Lady Bears won 93 games over the last five seasons and made four postseason appearances, including a run to the NCAA Tournament in 2016.
“I’d like to thank coach McGuff for giving me this opportunity and I am excited to join the Ohio State women’s basketball program,” Sullivan said. “His brand of basketball is fun and exciting and I can’t wait to add my skills to the staff and help continue the success the team has enjoyed in recent seasons.”
Sullivan spent the 2012-13 season as Associate Head Coach for Garry Brodhead at the University of Louisiana in Lafayette, serving as the team’s recruiting coordinator while handling guard development and scheduling.
Prior to her stint with the Ragin’ Cajuns, Sullivan was an assistant at Arkansas State in her hometown of Jonesboro for three seasons. Sullivan served as ASU’s recruiting coordinator in addition to duties with summer camps, academic monitoring and opponent scouting.
She was a three-year starter at Memphis from 2001-05 and helped the Tigers to the second round of the WNIT in 2004. She finished her Memphis career with 800 points, 310 rebounds and 99 steals, graduating in 2005 with a Communications degree after being named team MVP her senior season.