Ryan Sullivan

C4C2012 Ryan Sullivan

Ryan Sullivan

Indiana University


AVCA: Who or what has made you want to pursue coaching?

Ryan Sullivan: I've been unofficially coaching my own team for basically the past 9 years. The responsibility creates new challenges and goals on a daily basis. I feel that coaching is my calling; I've experienced success in every team I've been a part of.


AVCA: Who or what has been your biggest coaching influence?

RS: My mother was a boys' high school coach for years (recently retired). Once I came out of the womb I became a gym rat, going to all her practices, learning as much as I could. She mentored me throughout my childhood.


AVCA: Please list your past and present coaching/playing experiences:

- Adversity Volleyball Club, 1st Team All-State in Illinois (Mundelein High School)

- Indiana University Men's Club Volleyball, 3 top-10 finishes (including 3rd in 2010)

- Head Coach, Hoosierland Girls 15-1 (2011)

- Volunteer Assistant Coach for Indiana University Women's Volleyball Team


AVCA: What are you most looking forward to at the 2012 AVCA Annual Convention?

RS: I'm looking forward to meeting as many people as possible, expanding my network in the field. I'm excited to attend my first AVCA event - the experience will open the door to the future.