• Master of Education, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 1997
  • Bachelor of Science, Springfield College, Springfield, Mass., 1991

Charlie Sullivan is a passionate teacher of sport psychology, advanced level coaching, and sports physics lab. He is a USA Volleyball "All-Time Great Coach" award winner. As head coach, Sullivan has lead the Springfield College men's volleyball team to 11 National Championships. As assistant coach for the U.S. men's volleyball team, Sullivan helped guide the team to a bronze medal at the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Brazil.

Selected Works

Research Interests

  • Research in volleyball statistics and techniques, including effective blocking footwork
  • Statistics that directly correlate with point differential
  • The height of the net in men's volleyball

Certifications and Memberships

  • Works with Volleyball Hall of Fame
  • Division III All-American Committee
  • Division III National Poll Voter


  • Contributed articles in American Volleyball Coaches Association Coaching Volleyball magazine
  • Co-author of Winning the Game of Belief (publication date fall 2019)