One of the most-veteran assistant coaches in college football has announced his retirement.
LSU announced this evening that passing game coordinator Jerry Sullivan has decided to retire from football.
Sullivan began his coaching career in 1971.
LSU announced the news on Twitter.
— LSU Football (@LSUfootball) January 10, 2019
LSU released the following statement:
LSU senior offensive assistant and passing game coordinator Jerry Sullivan announced his retirement from football on Wednesday.
Sullivan, who spent seven years on the LSU coaching staff from 1984-90, joined Ed Orgeron’s staff as a consultant in 2017 and was then elevated to senior offensive assistant and passing game coordinator for the 2018 season.
One of the most respected wide receiver coaches in football, Sullivan spent 25 years in the NFL before coming back to LSU in 2017.
“Jerry had a great career, one that saw him develop, groom, mentor and train some of the best to ever play the wide receiver position at any level of football,” Orgeron said. “I can’t thank Jerry enough for the contributions he made to our program over the past two years.”
LSU is coming off a promising 2018 season that ended with a win over UCF in the Fiesta Bowl.
The Tigers should start the 2019 season ranked inside the top 15.