For the American judge, see Jerry Bartholomew Sullivan.
Jerry Sullivan
Senior offensive assistant/passing game coordinator
Personal information
Date of birth: (1944-07-13) July 13, 1944 (age 75)
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Career information
College: Florida State
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As coach:
*Kansas State (WR) (1971–1972)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A

Jerry Sullivan (born July 13, 1944) is a professional and college football coach currently the senior offensive assistant/passing game coordinator at Louisiana State University. He spent 25-years in the National Football League, 24 of them as a wide receivers coach.[1] He also spent over 20-years as a college football coach.

Collegiate coaching careerEdit

His first coaching job was with Kansas state in 1971.[1] From 1973 to 1974, Sullivan was an assistant coach with the Texas Tech Red Raiders under head coach Jim Carlen.[2] Sullivan then became wide receivers coach at South Carolina from 1976 to 1982. In 1983, he spent a one-season as the Indiana Hoosiers wide receivers coach. From 1984 to 1990, Sullivan moved to LSU as the wide receivers coach[3] and he was also the wide receivers coach at Ohio State in 1991.

In 2017, Sullivan returned to the college ranks as a football consultant at LSU primarily focusing on wide receivers.[3] On January 11, 2018, he moved to a full-time role on the coaching staff as senior offensive assistant/passing game coordinator.[4]

Professional coaching careerEdit

In 1992, Sullivan moved to the professional coaching ranks with the NFL San Diego Chargers. He remained Chargers wide receivers coach until 1996. He then became the Detroit Lions wide receivers coach from 1997 to 2000. Starting in 2001, he was wide receivers coach with the Arizona Cardinals for two-seasons before being promoted to offensive coordinator for the 2003 NFL Season.[5] Sullivan then became the Miami Dolphins wide receivers coach in 2004 and from 2005 to 2010 he was the San Francisco 49ers wide receivers coach. From 2012 to 2016, he was the Jacksonville Jaguars wide receivers coach.[6]


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