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Frank Sullivan
Associate Commissioner - ASSOC COMMISH
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America East Commissioner Patrick Nero announced the hiring of Frank Sullivan as Associate Commissioner effective July 1, 2008.

Sullivan, who was hired as the league's coordinator of men's basketball officials and color analyst for television broadcasts during the 2007-08 season, serves as the conference's primary administrator for men's basketball in addition to his color analyst duties. He oversees the conference's men's and women's basketball officiating bureau, and is the league's liaison with supervisors of officials in all conference sponsored sports on common initiatives such as sportsmanship, technology and ways to improve officiating.

Sullivan, who brings 33 years of collegiate basketball coaching experience to the conference, was the head coach at Harvard University for 16 years. He is the Crimson's all-time winningest coach with 178 career victories.

Prior to Harvard, Sullivan was the head coach at Bentley College for seven season, where he amassed a 114-86 overall mark and led the Falcons to NCAA Division II tournament appearances in 1985 and 1989.

Sullivan began his coaching career on the collegiate level in 1974 as an assistant at Villanova University for Rollie Massimino, whom he played for in high school. Sullivan spent three season with the Wildcats and helped them to a third-place finish at the NIT in 1977. He also was an assistant at Lehigh University (1977-1982) under Brian Hill, former head coach of the Orlando Magic and Vancouver Grizzlies, and Seton Hall University (1982-1984) under P.J. Carlesimo, current head coach of the Seattle SuperSonics.

Sullivan is a member of the National Association of Basketball Coaches International Committee and has spent portions of two summers (1993, 2001) in Portugal, working with that country’s national coaches association. He has worked with similar clinics in Italy. He is also a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame’s Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard Award committee.

Sullivan, a native of Lexington, Mass., attended Westfield State College, where he lettered for three years and captained the basketball team before graduating in 1973 with a bachelor’s degree in English. Sullivan later earned a master’s degree in guidance from Villanova.
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