Brian Sullivan enters his first year as a volunteer assistant coach with the Wisconsin women's tennis team. Sullivan joins Tina Samara's staff after serving as an assistant coach on her staff for three seasons at West Virginia (2011-13). He also served on her staff as a volunteer assistant coach at Louisiana-Lafayette for the 2009-10 season.
In addition to working with the Badgers, Sullivan is also a tennis pro at Cherokee Country Club in Madison. During his season working with the Ragin' Cajuns, Sullivan was also the tennis pro at the City Club at River Ranch in Lafayette, La., where he developed a new junior program for the tournament players while training adults and nationally-ranked players.
From 2003-08, Sullivan was the Academy Director for the Harvest House Millennium Hotel in Boulder, Colo. In 2006, Marek Dvorak and Jeremy Wurtzman were among the players he coached. Dvorak was an NCAA Division I player and eighth-ranked junior from the Czech Republic, while Wurtzman was a member of the USTA High Performance National Team and reached a world ranking of No. 210 in doubles and No. 390 in singles.
Sullivan played collegiately two seasons at California-Irvine and two seasons at Arizona State where he was the captain for the Sun Devils in 1982.
A native of Denver, Colo., Sullivan is married to Tina Samara. Sullivan graduated with a degree in general business administration from Arizona State in 1982.