Jacksonville University head volleyball coach Julie Darty bolstered her indoor and beach volleyball coaching staffs with the addition of Ryan Sullivan on January 11, 2017. The former Villanova assistant will serve as the associate head coach and head coach for the Dolphin programs, respectively.
Sullivan comes to JU after one season as head volleyball coach at NJCAA member Louisburg College. Prior to his time with the Hurricanes, Sullivan spent two seasons at Villanova as an assistant coach and video coordinator. The Wildcats were a 2015 NCAA Tournament participant, and Sullivan trained two All-East Region players and a Second Team All-Big East selection.
Sullivan graduated from Indiana University in 2012 with a degree in psychology and was also a captain and setter for the school's men's volleyball club. He led the team to three national top-10 finishes, including a final four appearance in 2011 where he was tabbed the conference Player of the Year.