From 2010 – 2011 Bart Sullivan was the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky where he also served as an assistant coach for two seasons. Under Sullivan’s leadership, the Knights posted the best record in program history since moving to a full D-I schedule in 2010.
Prior to Bellarmine, Sullivan had coaching stops at Denison University in 2007 and at his alma mater, the University of Denver, in 2008. As an assistant at Denison, he helped the Big Red to an 11-4 record and an appearance in the Division III NCAA tournament, the 15th appearance in the program’s history. After just one season at Denison, Sullivan went back to Denver to help coach the Pioneers to a 10-7 record and another birth into the GWLL tournament. The Pioneers went on to compete in the NCAA tournament for the second time in the school’s history. At Denver, Sullivan coached face-offs and a defense that held opponents to just 9.9 goals per game.
Sullivan was a standout member of the men’s lacrosse team at the University of Denver from 2003-2006. Playing in 59 games and starting the final 31 games of his career on defense while helping the Pioneers to three Great Western Lacrosse League Championships including the school’s first outright title in 2006. In his senior season, Sullivan was named team captain and went on to help Denver earn their first ever NCAA tournament birth. As a junior he was named the team’s Defensive MVP and was a member of 2005 Face-Off Classic All-Tournament team. Recently he has been named to the University of Denver Lacrosse All-Decade Team.
Sullivan graduated from the University of Denver in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts of in mathematics. Bart, his wife, and their son live in Denver.