Frank Sullivan

Frank Sullivan (born June 3, 1951)

Teams coached: Bentley Falcons, Harvard Crimson
Bentley record^: 114–86 (.570)
Harvard record: 178-245 (.421)
Overall record^: 292-331 (.469)

Career Accomplishments:

  • NCAA National Championships:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  0
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  0
  • NE-10 (Div II) Regular Season Champion: (1985, 1989)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  2  (1985, 1989)

Coaching Career (head coach, unless noted):

1991-2007 Harvard
1984-1991 Bentley
1982-1984 Seton Hall (asst)
1977-1982 Lehigh (asst)
1974-1977 Villanova (asst)

Frank Sullivan Facts

  • Frank Sullivan
  • Born June 3, 1951
  • Hometown: Lexington, Massachusetts
  • Alma Mater: Westfield State University (BA, 1973) / Villanova University (MA)
  • The Massachusetts-native played at D-III Westfield State (MA) for head coaches Leo LeBlanc and Matt Zunic
  • First coaching role was on Rollie Massimino‘s staff at Villanova, where he would earn his masters degree
    • The three years he spent at Nova were early in Massimino‘s tenure, and preceded his first Sweet Sixteen trip
  • Next spent five seasons as an assistant at Lehigh under Brian Hill and two seasons at Seton Hall under P. J. Carlesimo
  • Hired in 1984 to be the head coach at D-II Bentley University in Waltham, MA; went 114-86 overall
    • Led the Owls to NE-10 titles and D-II NCAA Tournament berths in both 1985 and 1989
  • Left Bentley for Harvard in 1991, leading the Crimson for 16 seasons and going 178-245 overall
    • Did not reach the postseason during that time, but did finish .500 or better in six seasons
    • Fired in 2007 following a fifth-straight losing season; at that time had the most wins in program history
  • Since 2018, Sullivan has been the head boys basketball coach at Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart (MA)

Frank Sullivan Coaching Tree

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^ overall record includes head coaching positions at both the NCAA Division I and Division II levels

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