Sullivan joins tennis staff

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Patrick Sullivan has been named the University of Arkansas’ assistant women’s tennis coach, head coach Michael Hegarty announced today. Sullivan previously served as a volunteer assistant coach with the Razorbacks from 2004-07 and Hegarty looks forward to Sullivan’s return to Fayetteville.

"Patrick was instrumental in helping build our program in his time here as a volunteer and I am excited for his return to Fayetteville and the opportunity to work together again,” Hegarty said. “He did a great job at SMU and we are looking forward to a great upcoming season. Patrick has a great work ethic and will challenge our team to strive for their very best both on the court and in the classroom.”

Sullivan served as assistant women’s tennis coach at Southern Methodist University for the past two seasons, assisting in all aspects for the Mustangs’ program and helping the team to a 28-3 record in 2008-09 and a top 25 finish.

A 2002 graduate of Texas A&M, Sullivan served as a volunteer assistant coach with the Aggies from 2002-04 where he worked with the strength and conditioning staff and headed the summer conditioning program before first coming to Arkansas. While in College Station, Texas, Sullivan was also the head coach of the boys and girls tennis teams at Brazos Christian School.

A native of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sullivan is married to the former Carolina Lovely of Tulsa, Okla.

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