Boston College continued its offseason restructuring of the baseball program on Friday, announcing the promotion of assistant coach Greg Sullivan to recruiting coordinator.
Sullivan will remain the Eagles assistant coach in charge of outfielders and hitting while remaining in charge of the Boston College baseball team’s camps and clinics for community baseball players.
“Greg has been an integral part of our recruiting process from the beginning,” said head coach Mike Gambino in a statement. “He is turning into one of the really good young recruiters in college baseball.”
Over the past five years, Sullivan’s helped implement transitions of a number of different players to the outfield, including both Chris Shaw and Michael Strem. Shaw, a corner infielder out of high school, became a starting corner infielder for the Eagles before being drafted in the first round of the 2015 MLB First Year Player Draft. Strem, a rising senior for the Eagles, was recently named All-New England Second Team.
In addition, outfielders Logan Hoggarth and Gabe Hernandez both transitioned from the infield into the outfield of last year’s team.
No stranger to program construction, Sullivan came to Boston College after spending four years as the first ever head coach at Newbury College in the NCAA Division III ranks. Named as the national coach of the year in 2008, he helped lay the groundwork foundation for a program that finished 23-22 in 2012. In addition, he served as an assistant coach throughout the summer league ranks, including the New England Collegiate Baseball League.
Sullivan, a 2006 graduate of Division III Eastern Connecticut State, also made news this past season when he trained during the baseball season for the 2016 Boston Marathon. He ran the Marathon in support of the Frates ALS Research and Support Fund.