Harvard, Sullivan part ways after 16 seasons
Cambridge, MA (Sports Network) – Harvard director of athletics Bob Scalise
announced Monday that long-time Crimson head basketball coach Frank Sullivan
will not return.
The search for Sullivan’s successor will begin immediately.
Harvard’s head coach since the 1991-92 season, Sullivan has the most head
coaching and overall coaching experience in the Ivy League. The longest
tenured coach in school history, Sullivan has also won more games than any
past Harvard coach after he notched his school-record 143rd win in an 85-82
triumph over Colgate on December 10, 2004.
“I appreciate the hard work and the class that Frank Sullivan has demonstrated
on behalf of Harvard basketball,” Scalise said. “I wish him nothing but the
best going forward.
Harvard, which last appeared in the NCAA tournament in 1946, wrapped up its
2006-07 season on Saturday with a 76-66 loss at Columbia. The Crimson finished
the campaign with a 12-16 mark.
“I am hopeful that a change in the leadership of our men’s basketball program
will bring us closer to our goals of consistently contending for the Ivy
League championship and achieving excellence in all aspects of the program,”