NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans hired Mike Sullivan as assistant offensive line coach.
Sullivan has 11 seasons of NFL coaching experience, including seven seasons as offensive line coach. He joins the Titans after one season as offensive line coach for the Cleveland Browns in 2013. Sullivan guided two of the Browns linemen to Pro Bowl selections – tackle Joe Thomas and center Alex Mack. Prior to his time with the Browns, Sullivan spent four seasons (2009-12) as the offensive line coach for the San Diego Chargers.
In his four years as the offensive line coach in San Diego, the Chargers averaged 1,640 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns per season. Guard Kris Dielman earned three Pro Bowl invites in their time together (2009, 2010, 2011).
Sullivan had two other stints with the Browns organization: 2007-08 as offensive line coach and 2001-04 as assistant offensive line coach. He also has three seasons of college experience, as offensive line coach for Western Michigan from 2005-06 and as a graduate assistant for the University of Miami (Fla.) in 2001. Sullivan began his coaching career in 1997, spending five seasons coaching in Germany, France and Spain for teams within the European Federation of American Football.
Sullivan was a sixth-round selection in the 1991 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He would go on to play a total of 48 NFL games, all for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1992-95.
Sullivan was a four-year starter (48 games) at the University of Miami (Fla.) from 1987-90 at both guard and tackle. He was a member of two National Title teams for the Hurricanes in 1987 and 1989. He was the school’s only two-time winner of the CBS/Toyota Leadership Award and in 2009, he was inducted into the University of Miami Sports Hall of Fame.
A native of Chicago, Sullivan and his wife, Carole, have two sons, Patrick and John, and a daughter, Teagan.