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Michael Sullinger // Coach Profile

Coach Michael Sullinger

 

Michael Sullinger joined the Alvernia staff as the Head Men's Lacrosse Coach in August of 2021.

Sullinger joined Alvernia's staff following six seasons as a full-time assistant coach at Randolph-Macon University in Ashland, Virginia.

Sullinger was a member of the Randolph-Macon coaching staff that turned the Yellow Jackets into a consistent postseason contender in the powerhouse ODAC conference. 

Under Sullinger's assistance as the Offensive Coordinator of the Yellow Jackets, Randolph-Macon produced winning seasons in 2018 and 2019. In 2020, Randolph-Macon was a nationally ranked team and started the season out 7-0 before the remainder of the season was cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

In 2019, Sullinger developed an offense that scored over 204 goals for the Yellow Jackets - the most in the program in six years. Randolph-Macon's offense also tallied 149 assists that same year, which is believed to be more assists in a single season in over 20 years.

Prior to the cancelation of the 2020 season, the Yellow Jackets led the nation in assists with 76 and were sixth in the nation with a 37.8% shooting percentage. 

While at Randolph-Macon, Sullinger mentored 20 All-ODAC athletes, two All-Americans, four Scholar All-Americans, and the 2019 ODAC Men's Lacrosse Scholar Athlete of the Year.

Sullinger was also responsible developing scouting reports, recruiting coordination, fundraising, and academic advising with the Yellow Jackets.

Prior to his time at Randolph-Macon, Sullinger was an assistant coach at Muhlenberg College, a member of the Centennial Conference, in Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

A 2013 graduate of Eastern Connecticut State University, Sullinger earned his Bachelors of Science in Sports and Leisure Management with a concentration in Sports Performance. Sullinger was a four year member of the Eastern Connecticut State Men's Lacrosse team as an attack. He earned All-Little East honors twice, including First Team honors in 2012 with a conference-leading 81 points and 36 assists. Sullinger went on to earn his Masters of Science in Coaching Education at Ohio University in 2019.