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Mike Sullivan
Quarterbacks
Age:
51
College:
Army
Hometown:
Santa Maria, Calif.
Experience:
15

Sullivan has coached for 23 years, including 15 seasons in the NFL with Jacksonville (2002-03), N.Y. Giants (2004-11, ’15-17) and Tampa Bay (2012-13).

He served as offensive coordinator for the Giants the last two seasons under Head Coach Ben McAdoo. In 2017, he took over offensive play calling for the team in Week 6 and continued that responsibility through the remainder of the year.

Sullivan has coached for 23 years, including 15 seasons in the NFL with Jacksonville (2002-03), N.Y. Giants (2004-11, ’15-17) and Tampa Bay (2012-13).

He served as offensive coordinator for the Giants the last two seasons under Head Coach Ben McAdoo. In 2017, he took over offensive play calling for the team in Week 6 and continued that responsibility through the remainder of the year.

In his first season as offensive coordinator for the Giants in 2016, the team finished 11-5. Quarterback Eli Manning recorded his fifth 4,000-yard season under Sullivan and wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. ranked third in the NFL with 1,367 receiving yards.

Before his second stint with the Giants, Sullivan spent two seasons (2012-13) as offensive coordinator for Tampa Bay.

The Buccaneers’ 2012 squad featured a 4,000-yard passer (Josh Freeman - 4,065 yds.), a 1,000-yard rusher (Doug Martin – 1,454 yds.) and a 1,000-yard receiver (Vincent Jackson – 1,384 yds.). Tampa Bay finished that season ranked ninth in total offense, setting a franchise record by averaging 363.8 yards per game.

Sullivan won two Super Bowls—XLII (2007) and XLVI (2011)—during his first eight seasons with the Giants from 2004-11. He coached wide receivers for six seasons before being elevated to quarterbacks coach from 2010-11.

In the Giants’ 2011 Super Bowl season—Manning’s second year working with Sullivan—the quarterback achieved career highs in passing yards (4,933) and yards per attempt (8.4). In New York’s four playoff games, Manning averaged more than 300 yards per contest and finished the postseason with nine touchdowns against just one interception. 

As wide receivers coach for the Giants from 2004-09, Sullivan worked with a pair of 1,000-yard receivers in Plaxico Burress (2005, ’07) and Steve Smith (2009).

Sullivan began his NFL coaching career in Jacksonville as a defensive quality control coach in 2002 and an offensive assistant in 2003.       

He coached for eight seasons in the collegiate ranks, beginning with a graduate assistant post at Humboldt State University in 1993. He coached linebackers at his alma mater, Army, from 1995-96 before moving on to coach defensive backs at Youngstown State University from 1997-98.

Sullivan returned to Army to coach defensive backs from 1999-2000 and then worked for one season as defensive backs coach at Ohio University before making a move to the NFL.

A former defense back at Army, Sullivan is a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne, Ranger and Air Assault schools. He was born on Jan. 28, 1967, in Santa Maria, Calif.

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