Denison University’s 178th Commencement took place on Saturday, May 18. Watch the ceremony in its entirety including commencement keynote speaker Jennifer Garner ’94.
Chris Sullivan has served as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Denison since the fall of 2011. begins his third year at Denison as the assistant men's basketball coach in 2013-14.
Since coming to Denison the Big Red have made consecutive North Coast Athletic Conference Tournament appearances and in 2012 DU advanced to the program's first-ever NCAC Tournament championship game. Prior to his arrival in Granville, Sullivan capped a stellar career with Wittenberg University, leading the Tigers to back-to-back 20 win seasons and to the second round of the 2011 NCAA Tournament. Sullivan joined the 1,000-point club at Wittenberg in a win over Wooster on February 12, 2011.
Sullivan started his collegiate basketball career at Franklin and Marshall University. After his freshman season, Sullivan transferred to Wittenberg University and as a junior was named second-team All-NCAC. In his third year, Sullivan tied the Wittenberg all-time season mark for three-point field-goals made in a season (90) and finished sixth in the nation with 3.2 three-point field-goals made per game.
During his senior campaign, Sullivan led the nation in three-pointers per game (4.1) and set the Wittenberg and NCAC record for three-pointers made in a season (120). He was named first-team All-NCAC, first-team All-Great Lakes Region, and was selected to the D3hoops.com All-America team. Sullivan graduated from Wittenberg in 2011 with a degree in Sport Management.
A native of Upper Arlington, Ohio, 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.