Mike Sullivan (American football)

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This article is about the New York Giants Quarterbacks coach. For the Tennessee Titans Assistant Offensive line coach, see Mike Sullivan (offensive lineman).
Mike Sullivan
Current position
Title Quarterbacks Coach
Team New York Giants
Personal information
Date of birth (1967-01-28) January 28, 1967 (age 48)
Place of birth Santa Maria, California
Team(s) as a coach/administrator
1993
1995
1996
1997–1998
1999–2000
2001
2002-2003
2004-2009
2010–2011
2012-2013
2014–present
Humboldt State University (GA)
Army (ALB)
Army (OLB)
Youngstown State University (DB)
Army (DB)
Ohio University (DB)
Jacksonville Jaguars (Off. Assistant)
New York Giants (WR)
New York Giants (QB)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (OC)
New York Giants (QB)

Mike Sullivan (born January 28, 1967) is an American Football Offensive coach. He is currently the quarterbacks coach for the New York Giants. He was a wide receivers coach for the Giants from 2004 to 2009 and was the quarterbacks coach from 2010 to 2011. He was the Offensive coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers From 2012 to 2013, but is now back with the Giants.

Career[edit]

Sullivan previously served as the Giants' wide receivers coach, before moving to quarterbacks coach in 2010. His coaching was cited as a major reason for Eli Manning's success in 2010. Manning set franchise records with 339 completions and a 62.9 completion percentage, as well as his second season with over 4,000 yards, but also threw a then career-high 25 interceptions.

He remained on the staff as the quarterbacks coach in 2011, coaching Eli Manning to perhaps his greatest statistical season. Manning threw for a career high 4,933 yards, 29 touchdowns with 16 interceptions, and had a completion percentage of over 60% for the fourth year in a row. The Giants would go on to win Superbowl XLVI against the New England Patriots 21-17, with Eli Manning being named Superbowl MVP under Sullivan's coaching.

On February 10, 2012 Sullivan was hired as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive coordinator. On December 31, 2012, NFL.com reported that Sullivan will be interviewed by the Chicago Bears for the head coaching position after Lovie Smith was fired.[1] He was fired on December 30, 2013 along with the rest of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff.[2]

On December 31, 2014, Sullivan was re-hired as the Giants quarterback coach, reuniting with his former team and quarterback, Eli Manning. [3] Sullivan replaced Danny Langsdorf, who left to take the offensive coordinator job at Nebraska.

Personal life[edit]

Sullivan is a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from Louis Vintaloro of Performance Jiu Jitsu of Fair Lawn, NJ. Sullivan is also a former U.S. Army Ranger.Sullivan has two daughters named Carmen, and Hope

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