|Position:||Sr. Offensive Assistant/Passing Game Coordinator|
|Alma Mater:||Delta State|
Jerry Sullivan, a 25-year NFL coaching veteran who is considered to be one of the top wide receiver coaches at any level of football, is joining the LSU coaching staff and will serve as a senior offensive assistant and passing game coordinator, head coach Ed Orgeron announced on Jan. 11, 2018.
This will be Sullivan’s second stint as LSU as he held the title of wide receivers coach for the Tigers under Bill Arnsparger and Mike Archer from 1984-90. Sullivan spent the 2017 season serving as a consultant for Orgeron and the Tigers.
Sullivan, a native of Miami and a graduate of Florida State, spent 21 years in the college ranks before joining the San Diego Chargers in the NFL. Sullivan worked with six NFL franchises during his pro career, most recently finishing a five-year stint with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016.
Sullivan was part of a San Diego staff that helped lead the Chargers to the Super Bowl in 1994, in what was his third year in the NFL.
At LSU from 1984-90, Sullivan helped develop Wendell Davis into a two-time All-American and a record-setting receiver for the Tigers. Under Sullivan’s tutelage, Davis set LSU records for receptions in a game (14 vs. Ole Miss, 1986), receptions in a season (80 in 1986) and career (183), receiving yards in season (1,244 in 1986) and career (2,708).
Sullivan got his start in coaching at Kansas State in 1971 where he spent two years with the Wildcats. From there, Sullivan coached receivers at Texas Tech (1973-75), South Carolina (1976-1982), Indiana (1983), LSU (1984-90) and Ohio State in 1991.