Position: Assistant Coach
College:Holy Cross, 1970
Tom Sullivan has been an integral part of the Holy Cross crew program for more than three decades. He graduated from Holy Cross in 1970 after rowing for four years and serving as co-captain in his senior year. He began coaching the Crusaders in 1974 as the men's junior varsity coach and assumed head coaching duties in 1975 and has served in various coaching positions for both the men's and the women's squads. In recognition of his service to the school and to the team, he was inducted into the Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame in 1996. Sullivan coaches the varsity men's squad which also had the most successful season ever at Holy Cross. The varsity eight won the 2002 New England Rowing Championhips and led the team in capturing the Men's Team Trophy. The men's lightweight eight also won the Patriot League Regatta and finished second at the Avaya Collegiate Championships. The team also earned an invitation to the prestigious Eastern Sprints and participated at the Royal Henley Regatta. Sullivan was voted New England Men's Coach of the Year in 2002 and was awarded the irow.com coaching award with Coach Diggins in the same year. Sullivan has also been involved in rowing at the national level, serving as a guest speaker at both the US Rowing National Convention and at the US Olympic Training Center as well as serving on the US Rowing Grievance Committee. He is also the Regatta Director of the Eastern Sprints, a co-founder of the Avaya Collegiate Championships and an honorary steward of the New England Interscholastic Rowing Association. Sullivan was an Olympic torch bearer for the 2002 winter Olympics in honor of his service to the sport of rowing. Tom and his wife Kathy live in Shrewsbury, MA. They have three children.. His son Tom was a member of the Holy Cross team from 1991 to 1995 and was a member of the 2000 and 2001 US National Lightweight teams. His daughter Kerry was a member of the Holy Cross team from 1992 to 1996 and served as co-captain during the 1995-1996 season.