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After a nationwide search, the Southlake Carroll Lacrosse Association (SCLA) announced today, Tuesday, Aug. 21 that Bart Sullivan, 2012 Assistant Coach of the Year in Denver Colorado, has signed with the Association to serve as the new Boys Varsity Head Coach and Director of Lacrosse.

"My family and I are very excited to move to Texas and join the Southlake community,” said Sullivan.  “I am very grateful for the opportunity to lead the Southlake Carroll High School and Youth Lacrosse Programs.  Our goal will be to use lacrosse as a means to build courage, work ethic, leadership, teamwork, competitive spirit and life-long friendships amongst our players.  I am honored for the chance to work with such a great staff, including Josh Pico, Nick Bumpass, Neal Dibello, Carneiro Delano and all of the other SCLA youth and high school coaches."

During his time at Arapahoe High School in Denver, Bart Sullivan coached his team to a 19-0 record and a state championship in 2012.  He also served as Director of Training for 3d Lacrosse in Denver.  3d Lacrosse runs tournaments, camps and Elite Travel teams throughout the country.

From 2010 to 2011, Sullivan served as the Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky, where he also served as an assistant coach for two seasons.  Under Sullivan’s leadership, the Knights posted the best record in program history since moving to a full Division I schedule.

Prior to Bellarmine, Sullivan had coaching stops at Denison University in 2007 and at his alma mater, the University of Denver, in 2008.  As an assistant at Denison, he helped the Big Red to an 11-4 record and an appearance in the Division III NCAA tournament, the 15th appearance in the program’s history.  

After just one season at Denison, Sullivan went back to Denver to help coach the Pioneers to a 10-7 record and another birth into the Great Western Lacrosse League tournament.  The Pioneers went on to compete in the NCAA tournament for the second time in the school’s history.

As a player, Sullivan was a standout member of the men’s lacrosse team at the University of Denver from 2003-2006. He played in 59 games and started the final 31 games of his career on defense while helping the Pioneers to three Great Western Lacrosse League championships, including the school’s first outright title in 2006.  In his senior season, Sullivan was named team captain and went on to help Denver earn their first ever NCAA tournament berth.  As a junior, he was named the team’s Defensive MVP and was a member of 2005 Face-Off Classic All-Tournament team.  Recently, he has been named to the University of Denver Lacrosse All-Decade Team.

Sullivan graduated from the University of Denver in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in mathematics.  Sullivan, his wife and their son are moving to North Texas at the end of August.

Press release courtesy of the Southlake Carroll Lacrosse Association

For more information on the coaches and the complete release, click here.

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