Bill Sullivan was promoted to Senior Associate Director of Athletics prior to the Fall 2014 season. He was named Assistant Athletics Director for Internal Operations in February of 2006, and was promoted to Associate Athletics Director in the summer of 2009. He has also served as interim Co-Director of Athletics for 2007-08 and interim Director of Athletics in the spring of 2014. He oversees and coordinates all internal activities associated with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, including management and scheduling of athletics facilities and team practices, operations and event planning on game days and inventory control of all department equipment and supplies.
Sullivan also served as the head baseball coach at Mercy for 15 years after spending three years as an assistant coach. During his tenure, Mercy baseball teams recorded multiple double-digit win seasons, with a high of 17 in 2000.
Prior to joining the Mercy staff on a full-time basis in 2006, Sullivan was a teacher for 10 years (history, physical education, health and economics) and assistant dean of students for three years at Preston High School in the Bronx. He also taught physical education and history at Clarkstown North High School for two years while coaching the junior varsity boys basketball team under one of his childhood idols, Paul Toscano, Sr.
Sullivan was a three-sport athlete at Clarkstown North, participating in baseball, football and basketball. During his final year he was selected to play in the Exceptional Seniors Game. He began his own collegiate career at Nichols College, where he posted a 5-3 record as a starting pitcher during his freshman season under coach Al Makasion. Sullivan transferred to La Salle University, where he played three years under legendary skipper Gene McDonald. He was both a reliever and spot starter during his career with the Explorers while facing top Division I programs such as Fordham University and Villanova University. He also saw action in the infield and earned the Senior Service Award for athletics and academic performance and leadership.
Sullivan is a 1991 graduate of La Salle, where he earned a bachelor's degree in secondary education. He and his wife, Tara, have two sons, Billy and John.