Tigers hosting Missouri State in season opener.
Jennifer Sullivan returned to the Lady Tigers, this time as an assistant coach, in May of 2007 after spending the last two seasons as an assistant to Matt Dean at Rhodes College in Memphis.
At Rhodes, Sullivan helped the Lynx to an 18-8 record in 2005-06 and a 16-10 record in 2006-07. She worked with the guards at Rhodes, including Ashley Farrell, who led the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) in scoring and was named to the D3Hoops.com All-South Region team following the 2006-07 season.
"Having a former player on staff says a lot about how highly-regarded the player was when they were here, and we're very fortunate to have Jennifer back here in Memphis," Head Coach Blair Savage-Lansden said. "Her work ethic and her personality have really made an impact in recruiting as well as with our players. She is enthusiastic and that is definitely a dimension that we need."
A 2001 graduate of Jonesboro High School, Sullivan capped a four-year Lady Tiger career with 800 career points, 310 rebounds and 99 steals. She played in 102 career games, starting 84 for her career and starting every game in her last two seasons. Her senior year, Sullivan averaged 11.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game while playing under Savage-Lansden. She was named to the Fun in the Sun Shootout All-Tournament Team and the Lady Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team as a senior. She shot 51.0 percent from the floor for her career and at the end of her senior season, she was named the team Most Valuable Player.
She graduated from Memphis with a degree in Communications.