A native of Upper Arlington, Ohio, Chris Sullivan played his high school basketball at Upper Arlington High School.
As a senior, Sullivan led Upper Arlington to its first district title in 60 years and was named first-team All-Ohio Capital Conference.
Sullivan’s 92 three-point field goals made during his senior season currently ranks 18th all-time in the state of Ohio.
After high school, Chris went on to play college basketball for Whittenburg University.
During his collegiate career, Chris scored over 1,000 points and re-wrote the Wittenberg 3-point shooting record book – setting the Single Game (9), Single Season (120), and Career (271) 3-point field goals made.
As a senior captain, Chris led Wittenberg to the second round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament, ranked #1 in the NCAA in 3-pointers made per game (4.1), and was named to the D3hoops.com All-America team.
Since graduating in from Wittenberg in 2011 Chris has been coaching at Denison University. He recently earned the esteemed “30 Under 30” accolade from the NABC.
He also completed a Master’s Degree in Coaching Education to continue to enhance his abilities and passion for teaching the game of basketball.
During the 2015-16 season, Chris helped coach Denison to the NCAC Tournament Championship game where the Big Red took home their first-ever NCAC Tournament Title and made the school’s first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 1998.
Since arriving at Denison six years ago, the Big red have advanced to the NCAC tournament championship game twice – the only two times in program history.
In 2016-17, Denison finished with an overall record of 22-5, the most wins in a season in Denison history, and ranked as high as #9 in the country. He has helped develop over 10 all-conference players in his time at Denison.