Pat Sullivan

Pat Sullivan successfully coached basketball for ten years at the high school level and thirty-four years at the collegiate level. He was also a teacher and an administrator at both levels. His teams won 602 games. He was named Coach-of-the- Year eleven times at the Conference, State, and Midwest Region and he has been inducted into eight Halls of Fame. He has received Lifetime Achievement awards from his alma mater, Lewis University, the Joliet, Illinois, Chamber of Commerce, and the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association. He has spoken at the Chicago Nike Basketball Clinic, for the USA Coaches Clinics throughout the country, and at the University of Notre Dame’s Play Like A Champion annual conference. In addition to his basketball speaking in America, he has presented camps and clinics in Belgium, Austria, Ireland, and Greece. Pat has spoken to business executives, including IBM and Accenture, from Boston to San Francisco on his two favorite subjects – The Importance of Attitude in a Leadership Role and Team-Building From Athletics to Business. You can learn more about his background from his website, The valedictorian of his Lewis graduating class, he is the author of two books: Attitude-The Cornerstone of Leadership and Team-Building: From the Bench to the Boardroom. Upon his retirement from the University of St. Francis, Illinois, the recreation center was named the Pat Sullivan Center. He is the father of five children – Colleen, Kathleen, Pat, Anne, and Bridget – and thirteen grandchildren. He and his wife, Peg, live in Shorewood, Illinois.

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