Sullivan named AC swim coach

8-6-07 - Trey Sullivan has been named the new head swimming and diving coach at Austin College, Vice President for Student Affairs and Athletics Tim Millerick announced today.

“Trey comes to Austin College with outstanding experience and success coaching swimming at all levels of competition,” said Millerick.

Sullivan comes to Austin College from the Temple Independent School District, where he served as the Aquatic Director and Head Swim Coach from 2002 until this past year. While at Temple, he coached the high school team to a 79-11 record and owns a 108-22 overall career high school coaching record. Under his direction, eight swimmers have earned All-American honors and 21 student-athletes have been named Academic All-Americans.

In his five years at Temple, Sullivan was named the District Coach of the Year four times and boasted the District Swimmer of the Year in each of his seasons. His girls’ team won the district championship four times and the boys finished first or second in each of his five seasons.

“I believe Trey’s ability to coach the sport of swimming and diving, along with his connections throughout the state of Texas, will put him in a strong position to advance our swimming and diving program to the next level as we compete in the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference and NCAA Division III,” said Millerick.

Sullivan is a 1989 graduate of Texas A&M University-Commerce, where he also earned his masters degree in 1994. Prior to coaching at Temple, he served as the Aquatic Director and Head Swim Coach for the Tyler Independent School District in the 2001-2002 season, and coached and taught in the Athens Independent School District from 1999-2001.

In addition to his high school coaching jobs, Sullivan also has served as the Promotions and Recreation Director at the Premier Athletic Club in Dallas, the General Manager at the Western Hills Athletic Club in Austin, the Aquatics Coordinator for the City of Cedar Park, and served as an assistant coach in both track and field as well as swimming at Texas A&M-Commerce after receiving his undergraduate degree.