Everick Sullivan

  • B.A., Communication, University of Louisville

Everick Sullivan is the head coach for men's basketball since 2016. Under his leadership, he led the Bears to an NCAA tournament appearance in 2018-19, and that squad also advanced to the first South Atlantic Conference tournament championship game since 2005. During that same season, the Bears were ranked as high as No. 17 in the nation. In addition, the team has defeated two nationally-ranked programs in each of his past three seasons.

Sullivan has coached seven all-conference players throughout his career, including R.J. Gunn, a first-team selection in 2019-20 and 2020-21. In addition, Cooper Fowler and Zim Fields were selected to the All-Freshman Team in 2019-20, giving LR a pair of rookies on the All-Freshman Team for the first time since 2005-06. In addition, he coached Davion Bradford to SAC Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2020-21.

Sullivan has more than 20 years of coaching experience, most notably as an assistant coach at Georgia State University under Ron Hunter for four seasons. During this time at GSU, Sullivan helped the program to 87 wins which is the most in any four years in program history. He also helped the Panthers to a 25-win season in 2014-15 and a Sun Belt regular season and tournament championship. The season was highlighted by a victory over third-seed Baylor in the NCAA tournament as the Panthers advanced to the third round for just the second time in school history.

As a student-athlete, Sullivan played collegiate basketball under Hall of Fame Head Coach Denny Crum at Louisville from 1988-92. During that time, he played in three NCAA tournaments and is among the Cardinals' all-time leaders in scoring (15th), assists (9th), 3-point percentage (10th) and dunks (10th). Sullivan then played eight years of professional basketball in Finland, Portugal, Slovenia, Poland, Puerto Rico, Cyprus and Lebanon. During the Cyprus league championship in 1998, he was voted the team's MVP.