Mike Sullivan (American football coach)

This article is about the New York Giants offensive coordinator. For the Tennessee Titans assistant offensive line coach, see Mike Sullivan (offensive lineman).
Mike Sullivan
New York Giants
Position: Offensive coordinator
Personal information
Date of birth: (1967-01-28) January 28, 1967
Place of birth: Santa Maria, California
Career information
College: U.S. Military Academy
Career history
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Coaching stats at PFR

Mike Sullivan (born January 28, 1967) is an American football coach who is the offensive coordinator for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He was the wide receivers coach for the Giants from 2004 to 2009 and the quarterbacks coach from 2010 to 2011, and the offensive coordinator for the NFL's Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2012 to 2013.


New York Giants (2004-2011)

Wide receivers coach (2004-2009)

Sullivan served as the Giants' wide receivers coach, before moving to quarterbacks coach in 2010.

Quarterbacks coach (2010-2011)

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 Super Bowl XLVI against the New England Patriots 21-17, with Eli Manning being named Super Bowl MVP under Sullivan's coaching.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2012-2014)

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] On December 30, 2013, Sullivan was fired along with the rest of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers staff after 2 unsuccessful seasons.[2]

Return to the Giants (2015-present)

Quarterbacks coach (2015)

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.

Offensive Coordinator (2016-present)

On January 14, 2016, Sullivan was promoted to Offensive coordinator with the departure of former Giants' Head Coach Tom Coughlin, and the hiring of former Offensive coordinator, Ben McAdoo.[4]

Personal life

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. Also, Sullivan's daughter Carmen participates in track and field in events such as the high jump and long jump and has just started pole vault. Hope, Sullivans other daughter, participates in softball and gymnastics. Carmen is 13 years old and Hope is 9 years old. Sullivan has a wife named Julie Sullivan. He is a 1989 graduate of the United States Military Academy and classmate of Gregory D. Gadson.[5]


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