Mike Sullivan (American football)

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This article is about the Tampa Bay offensive coordinator. For the Cleveland Browns offensive line coach, see Mike Sullivan (offensive lineman).
Mike Sullivan
Sport(s) Football
Biographical details
Born (1967-01-28) January 28, 1967 (age 47)
Santa Maria, California
Alma mater United States Military Academy at West Point
Playing career
Position(s) Defensive Back
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
Humboldt State University (GA)
Army (ALB)
Army (OLB)
Youngstown State University (DB)
Army (DB)
Ohio University (DB)
Jacksonville Jaguars (Quality Control Assistant)
New York Giants (WR)
New York Giants (QB)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (OC)

Mike Sullivan (born January 28, 1967) is an American Football coach. He was a member of the offensive coaching staff of the New York Giants during their 2007 and 2011 championship seasons. He was most recently the Offensive Coordinator for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[1]


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.[2] He was fired on December 30, 2013 along with the rest of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff.[3]

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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